Masters Students

Wenlong "River" Zhang

Wenlong "River" Zhang

Alumni: Franklin & Marshall College (B.A. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology)
Email: wzhang1@rsmas.miami.edu
Focus: Ocean acidification and metal toxicity effects on freshwater snails 

I had been working as a research assistant in the marine biology lab during my undergraduate period exploring the temperature sensitivity of different Symbiodinium clades, as well as the adaptations of several essential metabolic enzymes (such as isocitrate dehydrogenase) under gradually elevated seawater temperature.

My current research project at RSMAS is focusing on the exploration of the adaptation of freshwater snail (Lymnaea stagnalis) towards ocean acidification and metal toxicity (such as copper) in the molecular biological level, with focus on the function of an essential calcification enzyme Carbonic Anhydrase II.