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Jinjun Kan, Ph.D.

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Jinjun Kan, Ph.D.

Associate Research Scientist

  • Principal investigator, Microbiology Group.
  • Adjunct professor, Department of Biology, University of Pennsylvania.
  • Adjunct professor, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Delaware.

Contact

jkan@stroudcenter.org
tel. 610-910-0047
970 Spencer Road, Avondale, PA 19311

https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5331-380X

Interests and Expertise

Jinjun Kan’s interests include environmental microbiology and molecular microbial ecology of aquatic ecosystems, particularly freshwater and estuaries, with a focus on algal, bacterial, archaeal, and viral population dynamics, and interactions with local environments, including trophic interactions, nutrient cycling, and biogeochemistry.

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Education

  • Ph.D., environmental molecular microbiology/biotechnology, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland.
  • M.S., ecology, First Institute of Oceanography, State Oceanic Administration, Qingdao, China.
  • B.S., ecology and environmental sciences, Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China.

Professional Experience

  • Associate research scientist, Stroud Water Research Center, 2017–present.
  • Assistant research scientist, Stroud Water Research Center, 2010–2017.
  • Postdoctoral fellow, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, 2006–2010.
  • Research assistant, University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute, College Park, Maryland, 2001–2006.
  • Research assistant, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 1999–2001.

Publications

Arsenic and mercury distribution in an aquatic food chain: importance of femtoplankton and picoplankton filtration fractions

Alowaifeer, A.M., S. Clingenpeel, J. Kan, P.E. Bigelow, M. Yoshinaga, B. Bothner, and T.R. McDermott. 2022. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, early online access.

Stream nitrogen uptake associated with suspended sediments: a microcosm study

Bacmeister, E., E. Peck, S. Bernasconi, S. Inamdar, J. Kan, and M. Peipoch. 2022. Frontiers in Environmental Science 20.

Deciphering the diversity and distribution of chromophytic phytoplankton in the Bohai Sea and the Yellow Sea via RuBisCO genes (rbcL)

Pujariabe, L., J. Kan, Y. Xin, G. Zhang, M.A. Noman, S. Nilajkar, and J. Sun. 2022. Marine Pollution Bulletin 184, early online access.

Convergence of biofilm successional trajectories initiated during contrasting seasons

Wang, J., M. Peipoch, X. Guo, and J. Kan. 2022. Frontiers in Microbiology 16, Sec. Aquatic Microbiology.

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