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Jinjun Kan, Ph.D.

500 500 Stroud Water Research Center

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. 610-268-2153, ext. 280
970 Spencer Road, Avondale, PA 19311

Interests and Expertise

Environmental microbiology and molecular microbial ecology of aquatic ecosystems, particularly freshwater and estuaries, with 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

Archaea dominate the ammonia-oxidizing community in deep-sea sediments of the Eastern Indian Ocean – from the Equator to the Bay of Bengal

Wang, J., J. Kan, X. Zhang, Z. Xia, X. Zhang, G. Qian, Y. Miao, X. Leng, and J. Sun. 2017. Frontiers in Microbiology 8:415.

Influence of experimental extreme water pulses on greenhouse gas emissions from soils

Petrakis, S., A. Seyfferth, J. Kan, S. Inamdar, and R. Vargas. 2017. Biogeochemistry 133(2):147–164.

Dissimilatory microbial iron reduction release DOC (dissolved organic carbon) from carbon-ferrihydrite association

Pan, W., J. Kan, S. Inamdar, C. Chen, and D. Sparks. 2016. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 103:232–240.

A snapshot on spatial and vertical distribution of bacterial communities in the Eastern Indian Ocean

Wang, J., L. Borecki, X. Zhang, D. Wang, J. Kan, and J. Sun. 2016. Acta Oceanologica Sinica 35:85–93.

Seasonal dynamics of the soil microbial community structure within the proximal area of tree boles: possible influence of stemflow

Rosier, C.L., D.F. Levia, J.T. Van Stan, A.K. Aufdenkampe, and J. Kan. 2016. European Journal of Soil Biology 73:108–118.
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