Diana Chien

Shell-MIT Energy Fellow
Biology


News

Two MIT seniors and an alumnus named Rhodes Scholars

Two MIT seniors and an alumnus named Rhodes Scholars

Elliot Akama-Garren ’15, Anisha Gururaj ’15, and Noam Angrist ’13 are among 32 winners nationwide.

November 25, 2014Read more
Diana Chien

Research Interest

My research interests are environmental microbiology and microbial biofuels. In the field of environmental microbiology, I am particularly interested in interactions within microbial communities and with the environment, with the goals of understanding community structure and predicting and monitoring response to climate change and other environmental alterations. This may include topics such as response of microbial communities to carbon sequestration efforts or to pollution. I am also interested in microbial evolution, including potential evolutionary response to climate change. In the field of microbial biofuels, I am interested in identification and manipulation of species with potential for production of hydrogen or hydrocarbon fuels.

Academic Background

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY, Princeton, NJ, Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, June 2010

dchien@mit.edu