Dr. Wei-Chun Chin
Dr. Chin is a chemical engineer and involved in ADDOMex as a co-PI. Chin group at UC Merced has applied polymer physics, microfabrication, nanotechnology and engineering principles to study various biological systems, including marine microgel formation. The project for UC Merced team aims to utilize microfludic designs to investigate the impact of oil and dispersants on marine microbial community under various environmental conditions, including their individual physiological responses, evolution or species competition. In addition, various environmental factors that influence EPS and oil/dispersant interactions as well as marine gel (marine snow) formation will be studied with confocal microscopy, flow cytomter, atomic force microscopy and dynamic laser scattering. To learn more about the different research in the Chin lab:http://www.ucmerced.edu/content/wei-chun-chin
Dr. Meng-Hsuen (James) Chiu
Dr. Chiu is a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Chin’s lab. He will working on designing the microfluid devices, performing dynamic laser scattering experiments, as well as microscopic analyses of samples collected from ADDOMEx mesocosm, roller table, and other experiments. Dr. Chiu has years of experience in plant biology, molecular biology, and industrial management.