Faculty Highlights

Jiasong Fang, Ph.D.



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

Li, J., Zhou, H., Fang, J., Sun, Y., Peng, S., and Dasgupta, S., 2014. Microbial distribution in different spatial positions within the walls of a black sulfide chimney. Marine Ecology Progress Series, accepted.

Wang, J., Li, J., Dasgupta, S., Zhang, L., and Fang, J., 2014. Alterations in membrane lipid composition of piezophilic Gram-positive bacterium Sporosarcina sp. DSK25 at high pressures. Lipids, in press.

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

Dasgupta, S., Fang, J., Brake, S. S., Hasiotis, S.T., and Zhang, L., 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.

Dasgupta, S., Fang, J., Li, J., Zhang, L., Wang, J., and Wei, B., 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 (in Chinese), 33, 68–78.

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

Bazylinski, D.A., Williams, T.J., Lefèvre, C.T., Trubitsyn, D., Fang, J., Beveridge, T.J., Moskowitz, B.M., Ward, B., Schübbe, S., Dubbels, B.L., and Simpson, B. 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, doi:10.1099/ijs.0.044453-0.

Li, J., Zhou, H., Peng, X., Wu, Z., Chen, S., and Fang, J., 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.

Dasgupta, S., Fang, J., Brake, S.S., Hasiotis, S.S., and Zhang, L., 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.

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

Shelton, J.M., Kim, L., Fang, J., Ray, C., and Yan, T., 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.

Fang, J., and 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.

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

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

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

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

Fang, J., and Bazylinski, D. A., 2008. Deep-sea geomicrobiology. In: High-Pressure Microbiology (C. Michiels and D. H. Bartlett, eds.), American Society for Microbiology, Washington, D.C. pp. 237-264.

Fang, J., and Kato, C., 2008. Deep-sea piezophilic bacteria, ocean carbon cycle, and climate change. In: the Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change (S. George Philander, ed.), Golson Books, Ltd., 2:557-558.

Fang, J., and Kato, C., 2007. FAS or PKS, lipid biosynthesis and stable carbon isotope fractionation in deep-sea piezophilic bacteria. In: Communicating Current Research and Educational Topics and Trends in Applied Microbiology (2007), The Formatex Microbiology Book Series (A. Méndez-Vilas, ed.), Formatex Center, Spain, pp. 190-200.

Fang, J., Gupta, S. D., Hasiotis, S. T., Brake, S. S., and Bazylinski, D. A., 2007. Microbial community structure of a stromatolite from an acid mine drainage system, implications for the role of microeukaryotes in the formation of ancient Fe-rich stromatolites. Chemical Geology 243, 191-204.

Fang, J., Lyon, D. Y., Alvarez, P. J. J., Wiesner, M., and Dong, J., 2007. Effect of a fullerene water suspension on bacterial phospholipids and membrane phase behavior. Environmental Science and Technology 41, 2636-2642.

Fang, J., Arakawa, S., Kato, C., and Schouten, S., 2006. Microbial diversity of cold-seep sediments in Sagami Bay, Japan determined by 16S rDNA and lipid analyses. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 57, 429-441.

Fang, J., Uhle, M., Billmark, K., Bartlett, D. H., and Kato, C., 2006. Fractionation of carbon isotopes in biosynthesis of fatty acids by a piezophilic bacterium Moritella japonica DSK1. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 70, 1753-1760.

Fang, J., Chan, C., Joeckel, R. M., Huang, Y., Wang, Y., Bazylinski, D. A., and Moorman, T. B., 2006. Biomarker analysis of microbial diversity in sediments of a saline groundwater seep of Salt Basin, Nebraska. Organic Geochemistry 37, 912-931.

Fang, J., Lovanh, N., and Alvarez, P. J., 2004. The use of isotopic and lipid analysis techniques linking toluene degradation to specific microorganisms: applications and limitations.  Water Research 38, 2529-2536.

Fang, J., Kato, C., Sato, T., Chan, O., Agarkar, N., and McKay, D. S., 2004. Polyunsaturated fatty acids in piezophilic bacteria: biosynthesis or dietary uptake? Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology B 137, 455-461.

Fang, J., Chan, O., Kato, C., Sato, T., Peeples, T., and Niggemeyer, K., 2003. Phospholipid fatty acid profiles of piezophilic bacteria from the deep sea. Lipids 38, 885-887.

Namocatcat, J. A., Fang, J., and Barcelona, M. J., 2003. Biogeochemical evidence of intrinsic bioremediation in a shallow sand aquifer contaminated with jet fuel hydrocarbons. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology 67, 177-194.

Zhang, C. L., Li, Y., Ye, E., Fong, J., Peacock, A., Fang, J., Lovley, D., and White, D.C., 2003. Carbon isotopic signatures of fatty acids in Geobacter metallireducens and Shewanella putreficiens. Chemical Geology 195, 17-28.

Fang, J., and Barcelona, M. J., 2003. Coupled oxidation of aromatic hydrocarbons by horseradish peroxidase and hydrogen peroxide. Chemosphere 50, 105-109.

Fang, J., Kawamura, K., Ishimura, Y., and Matsumoto, K., 2002. Carbon isotopic composition of fatty acids in the marine aerosols from the western North Pacific: Implication for the source and atmospheric transport.  Environmental Science and Technology 36, 2598-2604.

Fang, J., Barcelona, M. J., Abrajano, T. A., Kato, C., and Nogi, Y., 2002. Isotopic composition of fatty acids isolated from the extremely piezophilic bacteria from the Mariana Trench at 11,000 meters. Marine Chemistry 80, 1-9.

Fang, J., and Kato, C., 2002. Piezophilic bacteria: taxonomy, diversity, adaptation, and potential biotechnological applications, pp. 47-80. In: Recent Advances in Marine Biotechnology (M. Fingerman, ed.), vol. 8, Science Publishers, Inc. Enfield. 

Zhang, C. L., Ye, Q., Anna-Louise Reysenbach, Götz, D., Peacock, A. White, D. C., Horita, J., Cole, D. R., Fong, J., Pratt, L., Fang, J., and Huang, Y., 2002. Carbon isotopic fractionations associated with thermophilic bacteria Thermotoga maritima and Persephonella marina. Environmental Microbiology 4, 58-64.

Fang, J., Barcelona, M. J., and Alvarez, P. J., 2000. Phospholipid patterns of five pseudomonad archetypes for different aerobic toluene degradation pathways. Bioremediation Journal 4, 181-185.

Fang, J., Barcelona, M. J., and Semrau, J., 2000. Characterization of methanotrophic bacteria on the basis of intact phospholipid profiles. FEMS Microbiology Letters 189, 67-72.

Fang, J., Barcelona, M. J., and Alvarez, P. J., 2000. A direct comparison between fatty acid analysis and intact phospholipid profiling for microbial identification. Organic Geochemistry 31, 881-887.

Fang, J., Barcelona, M. J., and Alvarez, P. J., 2000. Phospholipid compositional changes of five pseudomonad archetypes grown with and without toluene. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 54, 382-389.

Fang, J., Barcelona, M. J., Krishnamurthy, R. V., and Atekwana, E. A., 2000. Stable carbon isotope biogeochemistry of an aquifer contaminated with fuel hydrocarbons. Applied Geochemistry 15, 157-169.

Fang, J., Barcelona, M. J., Kato, C., and Nogi, Y., 2000. Biochemical function and geochemical significance of novel phospholipids isolated from extremely barophilic bacteria from the Mariana Trench at a depth of 11,000 meters. Deep-Sea Research I 47, 1173-1182.

Abstracts & Conference Presentations

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

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

Fang, J., and Gupta, S., 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, December 10-14, 2009, San Francisco, CA.

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

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

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