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Yuelu JIANG

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EDUCATION: 


Ph.D, Marine Environmental Science, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, 2009


B.Sc., Marine Biology, Ocean University of China; 2001

 

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE


MARCH 2010-PRESENT | Postdoctoral Research Associate


Texas A& M University at Galveston, USA


OCTOBER 2009-FEBURARY 2010 |Postdoctoral Fellow


Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, Hong Kong


OCTOBER 2005- DECEMBER 2005 | Visiting Scholar


University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA


JULY - AUGUST 2004 | Research Assistant Fellowship


Hong Kong University Of Science & Technology, Hong Kong


APRIL 2003 - MAY 2004 | Research Assistant


South China Sea Institute Of Oceanology, Chinese Academy Of Science, Guangzhou, China

RESEARCH  INTERESTS

Microbial  ecology, phytoplankton physiology and  mortality

· used biochemical techniques  and molecular biology whereby phytoplankton react to their changing environment  (e.g. nutrient, colloids, blooms etc.) and in the process, shape ecosystem  dynamics and biogeochemistry in the ocean.

· studied the effects of a  range of relevant environmental stresses (e.g. nutrient deprivation, light and  thermal stress) on phytoplankton likely to cause cell death and physiological  changes in nature.

· correlated the dynamics of  phytoplankton populations both in the laboratory and field  (e.g. post-bloom period of HAB) and correlated  environmental and biological variables such as organic substances or organisms with  the physiological and mortality changes of  phytoplankton.

Studied the effects of engineered nanoparticles (ENs) such as Quantum Dots (QDs) on the  physiology of phytoplankton; and the transport of ENs into marine phytoplankton  cells.

RESEARCH GRANTS  PARTICIPATION:

NSF- CBET: Collaborative Research: Effects of  Exopolymeric Substances (EPS) on Engineered Nanoparticle (EN) Transport into  Marine Phytoplankton Cells, 2010-2012.

Tyndall Air Force Base: Strategic Fuel Supply (Project  30301, Contract FA8650-08-C-5911),  2010-2011.

Northern Gulf of Mexico Ecosystem Research Program  (NGOMEX 2006) - Mechanisms Controlling Hypoxia on the Louisiana  Shelf.

Northern Gulf of Mexico Ecosystem Research Program  (NGOMEX 2009) - Mechanisms Controlling Hypoxia: Integrated Causal  Modeling.

Galveston Bay Texas Coastal Management Program: Freshwater inflows  and the health of Galveston Bay: influence of nutrient and sediment load  on the base of the food web.

Area  of Excellence (AoE/P-04/04) project sponsored by the University Grants Council  of Hong Kong and RGC HKUST (6296/03M and 6505/06M).


MARCH 2010-PRESENT | Postdoctoral Research Associate

Texas A& M University at Galveston, USA

OCTOBER 2009-FEBURARY 2010 |Postdoctoral Fellow

Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, Hong Kong