Jean J. Huang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biology, Olin College

Dr. Jean Huang joins Olin from the University of Washington, Seattle, where she was a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Microbiology. She received a Ph.D. in biology from the California Institute of Technology, and a B.A. in Biology from Wellesley College. Dr. Huang has also studied the microbial world at the Marine Biological laboratory in Woods Hole, MA, first as a student and then as a teaching assistant for the Microbial Diversity Summer Course. Dr. Huang is recipient of a teaching award from Caltech, and she was a US EPA STAR predoctoral fellow. She has also been a faculty collaborator for the DOE-JGI Undergraduate Genome Annotation Program and a participant of the NSF/ASM Biology Scholars Program. Dr. Huang is enthusiastic about studying the diversity and physiology of photosynthetic bacteria and about applying bacterial metabolic capabilities towards solving environmental challenges.