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November 2016 Newsletter

A Closer Look #166


Xiaomei Su

Ph.D. Student from China to Study at AWRI

Xiaomei Su is a Ph.D. candidate from Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (NIGLAS). Xiaomei received her B.S. Degree in Environmental Science in 2012 from Ocean University of China (OUC). She was sponsored by the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS) to come to the Annis Water Resources Institute (AWRI) for one year as an exchange student. While at AWRI, she will be working in the Steinman lab, conducting experiments, assisting with field work, and completing her Ph.D. requirements. 

Xiaomei's research explores the spatiotemporal dynamics of Microcystin variants and their relationships with environmental parameters, as well as the potential effects of Microcystins on the composition and structure of the bacterial community in Lake Taihu, China.