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Dr. Sun (on right) and colleague Dr. Chris McKay (NASA Ames Research Center) conducting field work at McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica.

Henry Sun
Instituto de Investigación del Desierto/La Tierra y Ciencias del Ecosistema


Ph.D. 1997 Microbiología en la Universidad del Estado de Florida

M.S. 1986   Psicología en la  Universidad de Nanjing

B.S. 1983    Botánica en la Universidad de Nanjing

Intereses Profesionales

Dr. Henry Sun, Professor Asistente de Investigación para DRI/DEES con base en las Vegas, es un microbiólogo con intereses en investigación de endolithic microbes (organismos que viven en las rocas), microbiología en los desiertos, y  geo-microbiologia. Sus habilidades técnicas son diversas, incluyendo experiencia en geoquímica amino-ácida,  geoquímica isótopo, y biología molecular.

Publicaciones Seleccionadas

Friedmann, i.e., and H.J. Sun. 2004:

Communities Adjust their Temperature Optima by Shifting Producer-to-Consumer Ratio, Shown in Lichens as Models: I. E. Friedmann Hypothesis. Microbial Ecology (in press).

Sun, H.J., and E.I. Friedmann. 2004:

Communities Adjust their Temperature Optima by Shifting Producer-to-Consumer Ratio, Shown in Lichens as Models: II. Experimental VerificationExperimental Verification. Microbial Ecology (in press).

Yang, H., and H.J. Sun. 2004:

Crystal structure of a new phosphate compound, Mg2KNa(PO4)2•14H2O. Journal of Solid State Chemistry 177:2991-2997.

Beard, B., C. Johnson, J.L. Skulan, K.H. Nealson, L. Cox, and H. Sun. 2003:

Application of Fe isotopes to tracing the geochemical and biological cycle of Fe. Chemical Geology, 195(1-4):87-117. Special issue on Isotopic Record of Microbially Mediated Processes.

Sun, H., P.T. DePriest, A. Gargas, A.Y. Rossmann, and E.I. Friedmann. 2002:

Pestalotiopsis maculans is a dominant parasymbiontic fungus in North American lichens. Symbiosis 33:215-226.

Johnson, C.M., J.L. Skulan, B.L. Beard, H. Sun, and K.H. Nealson. 2001:

Isotopic fractionation between Fe(III) and Fe(II) in aqueous solutions. Earth and Planetary Sciences 195:141-153.

Ching, W.K., A.J. Colussi, H. Sun, K.H. Nealson, and M.R. Hoffmann. 2001:

Eschericha coli disinfection by electrohydraulic discharges. Environmental Science and Technology 35(20):4139-4144.

Beard, B.C. Johnson, L. Cox, H. Sun, K. Nealson, and C. Carmen. 1999:

Iron isotope biosignature. Science 285:1889-1892.

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