Hi all, I'm a PhD Candidate in Conroy's lab. My research focuses on nitrogen isotope fractionation caused by microbial community in hypersaline lakes, and spherical carbonate precipitation in this specific environment. I'm also interested in microbial communities and water chemistry in lakes with various salinity.
- B.S. Department of Geology, Peking University, 2017
2020 GSA Grad Student Research Grant ($1375)
Awards and Honors
2020 Teaching Assistant Ranked as Excellent by Students (2019 Fall)
2019 Outstanding Student Presentation Award, AGU Fall Meeting
Chen, M., Conroy, J.L., Sanford, R.A., Chee-Sanford, J.C., Connor, L.M. accepted. Interpreting lacustrine bulk sediment d15N values using metagenomics in a tropical hypersaline lake system. Journal of Paleolimnology.
Schmitt, S., Conroy, J.L., Flynn, T.M., Sanford, R.A., Higley, M.C., Chen, M., Fouke, F.W. (2019) Salinity, microbe and carbonate mineral relationships in brackish and hypersaline lake sediments: a case study from the tropical Pacific coral atoll of Kiritimati. The Depositional Record.