Lu Zhang completed her bachelor's degree at SunYat-sen University and master's degree at University of Munich, Germany. After receiving her PhD from Technical University of Munich in 2018, she joined the EMBLab at Westlake University.
Her current research focuses on bacterial functions and microbial food web in wastewater treatment plants. By combining stable isotope probing and meta-omics approach, she strives to achieve a better understanding of the biodegradation of emerging contaminants, microbial interactions in food webs and transfer of antibiotic resistant genes in wastewater treatment plants as hotspots for antibiotic resistant bacteria and genes.
1. Zhang,L., Lehmann, K., Totsche, K.U. and Lueders, T., 2018. Selective successional transport of bacterial populations from rooted agricultural topsoil to deeper layers upon extreme precipitation.Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 124, pp. 168-178.
2. Zhang, L. and Lueders, T., 2017. Micropredator niche differentiation between bulk soil and rhizosphere of an agricultural soil depends on bacterial prey. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 93(9), fix103, https://doi.org/10.1093/femsec/fix103.
3. Zhang, L., Jungblut, A.D., Hawes, I.,Andersen, D.T., Sumner, D.Y. and Mackey, T.J., 2015. Cyanobacterial diversity in benthic mats of the McMurdo Dry Valley lakes, Antarctica. Polar Biology, 38(8), pp.1097-1110.