College of Natural and Computational Sciences

Jiasong Fang, Ph.D.


Professional service:
2014 – Present, Associate Editor, Deep-Sea Research I Oceanographic Research Papers

2013 – Present, Associate Editor, Groundwater

University service
Faculty Assembly Promotion and Review Committee
CNCS Curriculum Committee
MSMS Graduate Admissions Committee
Lab Safety Officer

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Grants & Awards

2009-2010 Assessing historical changes in the Kawainui Marsh ecosystem: A biogeochemical and paleoecological approach, by the University of Hawaii Sea Grant

2008-2009 MRI: Gas chromatograph-mass spectrometer for marine chemistry and lipid biogeochemistry research at Hawaii Pacific University, by National Science Foundation

2005-2006 Fullerene-microbe interactions: implications for disinfection and risk assessment, by National Science Foundation

Research Excellence Award, 2003, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, American Society for Engineering Education and the Universities Space Research Association.

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Li, J., Zhou, H., Fang, J., Wu, Z., Peng, X., 2015. Microbial Distribution in a Hydrothermal Plume of the Southwestern Indian Ridge. Geomicrobiology J., accepted.

Li, J., Wei, B., Wang, J., Liu, Y., Dasgupta, S., Zhang, L., Fang, J., 2015. Variation in Abundance and Community Structure of Particle-Attached and Free-living Bacteria in the South China Sea. Deep-Sea Research II, accepted.

Fang, J., Zhang, L., Li, J., Kato, C., Zhang, Y., Tamburini, C., Wang, G., Wang, F., and Dang, H., 2015. The POM-DOM piezophilic microorganism continuum (PDPMC) – the role of piezophilic microorganisms in the global ocean carbon cycle. Science China (Earth Sciences), doi: 10.1007/s11430-014-4985-2.

F. Nilsen, K.D. Hyrenbach, J. Fang, B. Jensen, (2014) Use of indicator chemicals to characterize the plastic fragments ingested by Laysan albatross. Marine Pollution Bulletin 87, 230–236.

J. Fang, L. Zhang, J. Li, C. Kato, Y. Zhang, et al. (2014) The POM-DOM piezophilic microorganism continuum (PDPMC) – the role of piezophilic microorganisms in the global ocean carbon cycle. Science China (Earth Sciences), 57, 1-10. doi: 10.1007/s11430-014-4985-2.

J. Li, H. Zhou, J. Fang, Y. Sun, S. Dasgupta, (2014) Microbial distribution in different spatial positions within the walls of a black sulfide hydrothermal chimney. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 508, 67–85.

J. Fang, C. Li, L. Zhang, C. Kato, D. G. Bartlett, (2014). Variations in δD of fatty acids biosynthesized by piezophilic bacterium Moritella japonica DSk1 reflect different biosynthetic pathways. Chemical Geology 367, 34–38.

J. Wang, J. Li, S. Dasgupta, L. Zhang, J. Fang, (2014) Alterations in membrane lipid composition of piezophilic Gram-positive bacterium Sporosarcina sp. DSK25 at high pressures. Lipids, 49, 347–356.

L. Zhang, J. Fang, A.M. Joeckel, (2013) Microbial biomass and community structure in alkaline lakes of the Nebraska Sand Hills, USA. Chemical Geology 356, 171–180.

S. Dasgupta, J. Fang, S. S. Brake, S.T. Hasiotis, L. Zhang, (2013) Stable isotope fractionation in lipids of Euglena-dominated biofilms from an acid mine drainage site: interpretation of environmental conditions, microbial physiology, and biosynthetic pathways. Chemical Geology 354, 15–21.

S. Dasgupta, J. Fang, J. Li, L. Zhang, J. Wang, B. Wei, (2013) Microeukaryotes in modern acid mine drainage: biodiversity, physiology, and biogeochemistry and clues to the evolution of life and the early Earth environment. Quaternary Science, 33, 68–78.

J. Li, Y. Sun, J. Fang, S.Chen, P. X., Z. Wu, H. Zhou, (2013) Aerobic and Anaerobic Ammonia-Oxidizing Microorganisms in Low-Temperature Hydrothermal Fe-Si-rich Precipitates of the Southwestern Pacific Ocean. Geomicrobiology Journal 31, 42-52. DOI: 10.1080/ 01490451.2013.802397.

D.A. Bazylinski, T.J. Williams, C.T. Lefèvre, D. Trubitsyn, J. Fang, et al. (2012) Magnetovibrio blakemorei, gen. nov. sp. nov., a new magnetotactic bacterium (Alphaproteobacteria: Rhodospirillaceae) isolated from a salt marsh. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 63, 1824–1833.

J. Li, H. Zhou, X. Peng, Z. Wu, S. Chen, J. Fang, (2012) Microbial diversity and biomineralization in low-temperature hydrothermal iron–silica-rich precipitates of the Lau Basin hydrothermal field. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 81, 205–216.

S. Dasgupta, J. Fang, S.S. Brake, S.S. Hasiotis, L. Zhang, (2012) Biosynthesis of sterols and wax esters by Euglena of acid mine drainage biofilms: Implications for eukaryotic evolution and the early Earth. Chemical Geology 306–307, 139–145.

X. Wu, J. Fang, M.O. Xiang, H.E. Ling, S. Xin-Ting, (2011) Driving mechanisms for the DOC increases in surface waters released from Northern Peatlands under global change. Earth Science Frontiers 18, 72-78.

J.M. Shelton, L. Kim, J. Fang, C. Ray, T. Yan. (2011) Assessing the severity of rainfall derived infiltration and inflow and sewer deterioration based on the flux stability of sewage markers. Environmental Science and Technology. 45, pp 8683–8690.

J. Fang, L. Zhang. (2011) Piezophilic bacteria. In: The Encyclopedia of Geobiology, the Springer Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series (J. Reitner and V. Thiel, eds.), Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany.

J. Fang, L. Zhang, (2011) Genomics, metagenomics, and microbial oceanography—A sea of opportunities. Science China (Earth Sciences) 54, 473–480.

J. Fang, L. Zhang. (2011) Explore the deep biosphere. Science China (Earth Sciences) 54, 1–9.

J. Fang, L. Zhang, D.A. Bazylinski. (2010) The deep-sea piezosphere and piezophiles: geomicrobiology and biogeochemistry. Trends in Microbiology 18, 413-422.

J. Fang, C. Kato. (2010) Deep-sea piezophilic bacteria: geomicrobiology and biotechnology. In: Geomicrobiology: Biodiversity and Biotechnology (S. K. Jain, ed.), pp. 47-77. Blackwell Publishing.

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Abstracts & Conference Presentations

J. Fang, S. Dasgupta, S.S. Brake, S.S. Hasiotis, L. Zhang. (August 14-19, 2011). Biosynthesis of sterols and wax esters by Euglena of acid mine drainage biofilms: Implications for eukaryotic evolution and the early Earth. Goldschmidt Conference. Prague, Czech Republic.

J. Fang, L. Zhang, C. Li, C. Kato, D.H. Bartlett. (June 13-18, 2010) Fractionation of hydrogen isotopes in biosynthesis of fatty acids by piezophilic bacterium Moritella japonica DSK1. 2010 Goldschmidt Conference. Knoxville, TN.

J. Fang, S. Gupta. (December 10-14, 2009). Microbial community structure and physiological status of different types of biofilms in an acid mine drainage site determined by phospholipid analysis. American Geophysical Union Annual Fall Meeting. San Francisco, CA.

S.Gupta, J. Fang. (December 14-19, 2008). Microbial Communities in Biofilms of an Acid Mine Drainage Site Determined by Phospholipid Analysis. American Geophysical Union Annual Fall Meeting. San Francisco, CA.

J. Fang, S. Gupta, S. T. Hasiotis, S. S. Brake, M.A. McLean, D. A. Bazylinski. (July 13-18, 2008). Wax esters synthesized by acidophilic eukaryote Euglena mutabilis: biochemical relics of the anaerobic past of the Earth? The 2008 Goldschmidt Conference, Vancouver, Canada.

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