Guang-Sin Lu

 

E-mail: guangsil@usc.edu

Address: University of Southern California, Department of Earth Sciences

825 Bloom Walk, ACB 302

Los Angeles, California 90089-0740

RESEARCH POSITIONS

 

  • Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Southern California (2012-)

Biogeochemical As-Fe-S Cycling in Shallow-Sea Hydrothermal Systems

 

  • Lab Manager and Research Associate , National Taiwan University, Department of Bioenvironmental Systems Engineering  (2011-2012)

Fate, transportation and treatment of arsenic in groundwater of the Lan-Yang Plain

Hydrogeochemical transportation cycle of arsenic in wetland systems influenced by geothermal environment

 

  • Graduate Research Assistant, National Taiwan University, Department of Geosciences  (2009-2011)

Diversity and metabolic characteristics of cultivable thermophilic arsenic transformers from geothermal springs in Taiwan and the Philippines

 

  • Undergraduate Research Assistant, National Taiwan University, Department of Geosciences  (2006-2009)

REE concentrated minerals in low-grade metapelites from the Central Cross-Island Highway of Taiwan.

EDUCATION

 

University of Southern California, Ph.D. candidate in Earth Sciences, NOW

 

National Taiwan University, M.S. in Geosciences, 2011

 

National Cheng Kung University, B.A. in Earth Sciences and Life Sciences, Minor in Education, 2009

2010 - present

PUBLICATIONS

 

Book Chapter

  • Jan Amend, Chad Saltikov, and Guang-Sin Lu (2014) Chapter7 Geomicrobiology of arsenic, Environmental Geochemistry, Mineralogy, and Microbiology of Arsenic, Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry, 79, Edited by R.J. Bowell, C.N. Alpers, H.E. Jamieson, D.K. Nordstrom, and J. Majzlan (LINK)

 

Journal Articles

  • Guang-Sin Lu, Douglas E. LaRowe, William P. Gilhooly III, Gregory K. Druschel, David A. Fike, and Jan P. Amend. Chemolithoautotrophy in the shallow-sea hydrothermal systems, Milos Island, Greece ( in preparation).

  • Guang-Sin Lu, Roy E. Price, Jennifer L. Houghton, William P. Gilhooly III, Gregory K. Druschel, David A. Fike, and Jan P. Amend. Linking shallow-sea hydrothermal processes and microbial ecology at Milos Island, Greece (in review).

  • Sanjoy Kumar Maji, Yu-Hsuan Kao, Chin-Jen Wang, Guang-Sin Lu, Jia-Jing Wu and Chen-Wuing Liu (2012) Fixed bed adsorption of As(III) on iron-oxide-coated natural rock (IOCNR) and application to real arsenic-bearing groundwater. Chemical Engineering Journal 203, 285–293 (LINK).

 

Theses

  • Guang-Sin Lu (2011) Diversity and metabolic characteristics of cultivable thermophilic arsenic transformers from geothermal springs in Taiwan and the Philippines. National Taiwan University, Department of Geosciences, Unpublished Master Thesis. (Link).

  • Guang-Sin Lu (2008) REE concentrated minerals in low-grade metapelites from the Central Cross-Island Highway of Taiwan. National Cheng Kung University, Department of Earth Sciences, Unpublished Bachelor Thesis.

 

Conference Abstracts

  • Guang-Sin Lu, and Jan Amend, Functional genomics of As-F-S biogeochemical cycle in shallow-sea hydrothermal system, Milos, Greece, 2016 Goldschmidt Conference, 26 Jun - 1 JUL 2016, Yokohama, Japan.

  • Guang-Sin Lu, and Jan Amend, Genomics Insights into the Linkage between Spatial Microbial Structure and Biogeochemical Cycle in a Shallow-Sea Hydrothermal System, poster presentation,American Geophysical Union 2015 Fall Meeting, 14-18 Dec 2015, San Francisco, California, USA.

  • Guang-Sin Lu, and Jan Amend, Biogeochemical As-Fe-S Cycling in a Shallow-Sea Hydrothermal System, Astrobiology Graduate Conference, 19-23 Jul 2015, Madison, Wisconsin, USA.

  • Guang-Sin Lu, and Jan Amend, Biogeochemical As-Fe-S Cycling in a Shallow-Sea Hydrothermal System, 12th Annual Southern California Geobiology Symposium, 10 Apr 2015, Riverside, California, USA.

  • Guang-Sin Lu, and Jan Amend, Microbial Fe-S-As cycling in a shallow-sea hydrothermal system, oral presentation, 2014 Goldschmidt Conference, 8-13 Jun 2014, Sacramento, California,USA.

  • Guang-Sin Lu, and Jan Amend, Microbial Fe-S-As cycling in a shallow-sea hydrothermal system, poster presentation, 11th Annual Southern California Geobiology Symposium, 5 Apr 2014, Los Angeles, California, USA.

  • Guang-Sin Lu and Jan Amend, Microbial heterotrophy coupled to Fe-S-As cycling in a shallow-sea hydrothermal, poster presentation, American Geophysical Union 2013 Fall Meeting, 9-13 Dec 2013, San Francisco, California, USA.

  • Guang-Sin Lu, Roy Price, Li-Hung Lin, Ting-Wen Cheng, Shao-Hsuan Lin and Jan Amend, Novel chemolithoautotrophic arsenite oxidizers from a shallow-sea hydrothermal system in Taiwan, poster presentation, 10th Annual Southern California Geobiology Symposium, 6 Apr 2013, Pasadena, California, USA.

  • Li-Hung Lin, Wen-Yu Tsai, Guang-Sin Lu, Pei-Ling Wang, Ting-Wen Cheng, and Roy Price, Microbial communities in shallow-sea hydrothermal environment of the Kueishantao Island, Taiwan, poster presentation, Goldschmidt Conference, 14-19 Aug 2011, Prague, Czech Republic.

  • Guang-Sin Lu, Yue-Ting Lin, Irene Umacob-Yambot, Chun-Yao Chen, Yu-Hsi Yang, Hong-Tsen Yu, Sheng-Rong Song, Pei-Ling Wang, and Li-Hung Lin, Diversity and metabolic characteristics of thermophilic arsenic transformers from geothermal springs in Taiwan and Philippines, oral presentation, Youth Forum-Oral Conference, 11 Nov 2010, Taipai, Taiwan, R.O.C.

  • Guang-Sin Lu, Yue-Ting Lin, Irene Umacob-Yambot, Chun-Yao Chen, Yu-Hsi Yang, Hong-Tsen Yu, Sheng-Rong Song, Pei-Ling Wang, and Li-Hung Lin, Diversity and metabolic characteristics of arsenic-resistant heterotrophic thermophiles in geothermal springs, poster presentation, Taiwan Society of Microbial Ecology Conference, 29-30 Sep 2010, Keelung, Taiwan, R.O.C.

  • Guang-Sin Lu, Yue-Ting Lin, Chun-Yao Chen, Pei-Ling Wang, and Li-Hung Lin, Diversity of cultivable thermophilic, arsenite-resistant and arsenite/ferrous oxidizing microorganisms in hot springs of Taiwan, poster presentation, The 3rd International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment, 17-21 May 2010, Tainan, Taiwan, R.O.C.

  • Guang-Sin Lu, Yue-Ting Lin, Chun-Yao Chen, Pei-Ling Wang, and Li-Hung Lin, Diversity and metabolic characteristics of cultivable thermophilic, heterotrophic, arsenite-oxidizing microorganisms in hot springs of Taiwan, poster and oral presentation, 2010 Taiwan Geological Annual Congress, 29-30 Apr 2010, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C. (Outstanding Student Paper Award) 

  • Guang-Sin Lu, Yue-Ting Lin, Yung-Hsin Chang, Pei-Ling Wang, and Li-Hung Lin, Diversity and metabolic characteristics of cultivable thermophilic, heterotrophic, arsenite-oxidizing microorganisms in hot springs of Taiwan, oral presentation, Youth Forum-Oral Conference, 14-15 Apr 2010, Taipai, Taiwan, R.O.C.

  • Guang-Sin Lu, Yue-Ting Lin, Yung-Hsin Chang, Pei-Ling Wang, and Li-Hung Lin, Cultivable diversity of thermophilic arsenite/ferrous-oxidizing microorganisms in hot springs of Taiwan, poster presentation, American Geophysical Union 2009 Fall Meeting, 14-18 Dec 2009, San Francisco, California, USA. .

  • Guang-Sin Lu and Wei-Teh Jiang, REE concentrated minerals in low-grade metapelites from the Central Cross-Island Highway of Taiwan, poster presentation, 2008 Taiwan Geological Annual Congress, 7-8 May 2008, Tainan, Taiwan, R.O.C.

 

2010 - present

SELECTED HONORS AND AWARDS GRANTS

 

 

  • CoDL metagenome sequencing awards from the Deep Carbon Observatory (2014)

  • Leadership Scholarship, Monte Jade Southern California Science and Technology Association, USA (2014)

  • USC Dornsife College Graduate Merit Award, University of Southern California, USA (2012-)

  • Study Abroad Scholarship, Ministry of Education, Taiwan, R.O.C. (2012-2014)

  • Outstanding Student Paper Award, Geological Annual Congress, Geological Society and Geophysical Society of Taiwan, Taiwan, R.O.C. (2010)

  • Academic Achievement Award, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, R.O.C. (2008)

  • Prof. Li, Ding-Wen Memorial Academic Scholarship Award, Cheng Kung Cultural Foundation (2008)

  • Academic Scholarship Award, Geophysical Society of Taiwan, Taiwan, R.O.C. (2008)

  • Seed teachers (No. LF7000074) Application program of topics exploration and internet community utilization. Peer Coaching by Microsoft Taiwan Corporation, Taiwan, R.O.C.(2008)

  • Applications and Approvals for College Student Participation in Research Projects of the National Science Council (Program No. 96-2815-C-006-052-M), Taiwan, R.O.C. (2007-2008)

  • Academic Achievement Award, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, R.O.C. (2007)

  • Prof. Li, Ding-Wen Memorial Academic Scholarship Award, Cheng Kung Cultural Foundation, Taiwna, R.O.C. (2007)

  • Academic Achievement Award, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, R.O.C. (2006)

  • Academic Scholarship Award, Education Association of Keelung City, Taiwan, R.O.C. (2005)

TEACHING AND MENTORING EXPERIENCE

 

Teaching

  • Oceanography GEO107- University of Sourthern California, Spring 2015

  • Crises of planets GEO108- University of Sourthern California, Fall 2014, Fall 2015

  • Earth History- National Taiwan University, Spring 2010

  • Service Learning (2)- National Taiwan University, Spring 2010

  • Introduction to Geosciences(1)- National Taiwan University, Fall 2009

  • Service Learning (1)- National Taiwan University, Fall 2009

  • Private Tutor - Senior High School Math/ Biology/ Earth Science (2007-2009)

  • Private Tutor - Junior High School Math/Science (2006-2007)

 

Mentoring

  • Lab undergraduat student (2013-2015)

  • Community College Research Internship for Scientific Engagement (CC-RISE) Mentor for community college student research intern, hosted at University of Southern California and sponsored by C-DEBI and the NSF, (2013)

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

 

  • Activity, National Taiwan University Alumni Association, NTUAASC-YPG (Young Professionals Group) – Southern California (NCKUAA-SCA (2015-)

  • Vice President, National Cheng Kung University Alumni Association – Southern California (NCKUAA-SCA (2014-)

  • Student Director, National Cheng Kung University Alumni Association – Southern California (NCKUAA-SCA (2012-)

  • Yearbook Editor, Department of Earth Sciences, NCKU (2008)

  • Secretary and General Affairs Chief, Earth Sciences Department Association, NCKU (2007)

  • Certificate of Outstanding Performance, 4th NCKU Student Leadership Summit- Leader of Student Organization (2006)

  • Organizer and Leader of Earth Sciences Exhibition, NCKU (2006)

  • Leader of Mineral Group, Earth Sciences Exhibition, NCKU (2006)

  • Art Secretary, Ballroom Dancing Community, NCKU (2005)