Xinning Zhang

Assistant Professor of Geosciences and at the Princeton Environmental Institute
Zhang Research Laboratory
Geochemistry
Phone: 
609-258-2489
Email Address: 
xinningz@Princeton.EDU
Assistant: 
Office Location: 
M47 Guyot Hall

Title: Assistant Professor of Geosciences and at the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) 

Position: Faculty, Department of Geosciences and at the Princeton Environmental Institute

Group: Zhang Research Laboratory

Area(s): Geochemistry, Microbiology, Biogeochemistry

Research Summary:  Prof. Zhang is an environmental microbiologist jointly appointed in the Department of Geosciences and the Princeton Environmental Institute. Zhang’s research aims at providing a mechanistic understanding of how microbial metabolism influences biogeochemical cycling and climate in modern and ancient environments. To determine the key parameters explaining microbial activities and their signatures in the rock record, she applies tools from microbial physiology, molecular ecology, and stable isotope geochemistry to research in lab and field settings.

Keywords: biogeochemistry, climate