Research Interests

​Molecular to eco-physiological responses of phytoplankton to global climate change forcings (e.g. ocean acidification and global warming)


Selected Publications

  • Evolutionary responses of a coccolithophorid Gephyrocapsa oceanica to ocean acidification
    P. Jin, K. Gao, J. Beardall
    Evolution, 67, 1869-1878, (2013)
  • Ocean acidification alters the photosynthetic responses of a coccolithophorid to fluctuating ultraviolet and visibl...
    P. Jin, K. Gao, V. Villafañe, D. Campbell, W. Helbling
    Plant Physiology, 162, 2084-2094, (2013)
  • Rising CO2 and increased light exposure synergistically reduce marine primary productivity
    K. Gao, J. Xu, G. Gao, Y. Li, D. Hutchins, B. Huang, L. Wang, Y. Zheng, P. Jin, X. Cai, D....
    Nature Climate Change, 2, 519523, (2012)

Education Profile

  • ​Ph.D., Environmental science, Xiamen University, Xiamen, China, 2014
  • B.Sc., Biotechnology, Hefei University of Technology, Hefei, China, 2009

Professional Profile

  • ​2015-present: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​Red Sea Research Center (RSRC)
  • Division of Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering (BESE)