Xiaowen Zhang

Xiaowen Zhang Postdoctoral Associate xzhang15@mit.edu 617-253-7866 E25-637
2017-present Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Earth, Atmosphere and Planetary Sciences, MIT, 2013-2017 Ph.D., Organic Geochemistry, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Florida, 2007-2011 B.S., Chemistry, Ocean University of China
Bio and Interests
RESEARCH DESCRIPTION My research will focus on searching for viable chemical means for probiotic synthesis of membrane-forming lipids under laboratory conditions.   SELECTED PUBLICATIONS Zhang, X., Hutchings, J.A., Bianchi, T.S., Liu, Y., Arellano, A.R. and Schuur, E.A. (2017). Importance of lateral flux and its percolation depth on organic carbon export in Arctic tundra soil: implications from a soil leaching experiment. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences. DOI: 10.1002/2016JG003754 Zhang, X., Bianchi, T.S. and Allison, M.A., 2015. Sources of organic matter in sediments of the Colville River delta, Alaska: A multi-proxy approach. Organic Geochemistry, 87, 96-106. DOI:10.1016/j.orggeochem.2015.07.002
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