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Kecen Zhou
Kecen Zhou
Phone:
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Email:
kecenz@uw.edu
Office:
O&M 716B
Address:
Texas A&M University O&M Building
MS 3146
College Station, Texas 77843

Degrees:

Bachelor of Science in Oceanography, Minor in Chemistry, University of Washington, 2014

Awards:

Texas A&M University Student Research Week 2017 2nd Place, Poster Presentation in Geosciences

Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Bridge to the Doctorate Fellowship


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Kecen Zhou

Graduate Student

Research Interests

  • Microbiology of hydrothermal vents
  • Role of microbes in geology and geochemistry
  • Using data analysis of 16s rRNA sequences to examine how fluid chemistry affects microbial populations at low temperature hydrothermal sites

Master’s Project:  Comparing hydrothermal fluid and microbial mat communities at Lo’ihi Seamount and seamounts along the Marianas Trough  (2015-present)

Additional Information

Advisor: Dr. Jason B. Sylvan

Presentations

American Geophysicist’s Union Virtual Poster Showcase (April 2017)

  • Poster: Microbial Communities Associated with Low-temperature Hydrothermal Venting at Lo’ihi Seamount, Hawai’i

Texas A&M University Student Research Week (March 2017)

  • Poster: “Origins of Microbes in Iron Oxide-rich Mats at Lōʻihi Seamount and Seamounts Along the Marianas Trough”

Texas A&M University Ecological Integration Symposium (March 2017)

  • Oral presentation: “Origins of Microbes in Iron Oxide-rich Mats at Lōʻihi Seamount and Seamounts Along the Marianas Trough”

TAMUS LSAMP Symposium (March 2017)

  • Poster: “Origins of Microbes in Iron Oxide-rich Mats at Lōʻihi Seamount and Seamounts Along the Marianas Trough”

Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate Pathways Conference (November 2016)

  • Poster: “Origins of Microbes in Iron Oxide-rich Mats at Lōʻihi Seamount and Seamounts Along the Marianas Trough”
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