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Monday, Aug 23, 2021
by Steven Pilon, Microbites, ScienceBites.org

Katja's recent publication, "Carbon substrate re-orders relative growth of a bacterium using Mo-, V-, or Fe-nitrogenase for nitrogen fixation" just received international press from a group of grad students translating science to the...

Tuesday, Jul 27, 2021
by Gabriel Popkin, Quanta Magazine
Before soil science settles on a new theory, there will doubtless be more surprises. One may have been delivered recently by a group of researchers at Princeton University including Xinning Zhang, Professor of Geosciences (related article), who constructed a simplified artificial soil using microfluidic devices — essentially, tiny plastic channels...
Friday, Feb 26, 2021
by Gina Talt
Our faculty Q&A series wraps up with an update from Professor Xinning Zhang, an environmental microbiologist jointly appointed in the Department of Geosciences and the High Meadows Environmental Institute. This month, the ComPOSTer interviewed Dr. Zhang to learn more about how her lab is extending its research in microbial metabolism and...
Wednesday, Nov 4, 2020
by Department of Geosciences

Ashley Maloney is a recipient of the 2020 Simons Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships in Marine MicrobialEcology 

Friday, May 8, 2020
by Xinning Zhang

Eunah was awarded a PEI HACK award for her proposed research to study hydrological effects on alternative nase activity!

 

Wednesday, Feb 12, 2020

Katja Luxem’s paper "Carbon substrate re-orders relative growth of a bacterium using Mo-, V-, or Fe-nitrogenase for nitrogen fixation" was just accepted to Environmental Microbiology. Congratulations Katja!"

Monday, Dec 9, 2019
by Tom Garlinghouse

One of the environmental questions Zhang is exploring is why methane, a significant greenhouse gas, is increasing in the atmosphere. Although public focus has largely been on rising levels of carbon dioxide, methane is roughly 30 times more potent at trapping heat.

Thursday, Nov 21, 2019

A huge congratulations to Dr. Shannon Haynes, who successfully completed and defended her Ph.D. thesis on geochemical proxies of ancient ocean circulation, all while managing to be an awesome lab manager for the Zhang group.

Monday, Nov 11, 2019

First author Romain Darnajoux, a postdoctoral research associate in Zhang’s research group, explained that the findings validate a long-held hypothesis in the scientific community that different metal variants of nitrogenase exist so that organisms can cope...

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019

Researchers in the Zhang Lab began their “Building Better Compost” study which involves analyzing the gas and microbial profiles along the composting process.

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