Jan Amend



  • Advisor
  • Earth 4D: Subsurface Science & Exploration


  • University of Southern California
Earth Sciences and Biological Sciences


  • United States


BA (Chemistry), University of California
PhD (Geochemistry), University of California


Fellow of the Hanse Wissenschaftskolleg (Institute for Advanced Study) in Germany, 2007 - 2008
NSF-CAREER Award, 2005 - 2010
NSF-NATO Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1995 - 1996

Relevant Publications

Amend, J.P. & LaRowe, D.E. (2019). Minireview: demystifying microbial reaction energetics. Environmental Microbiology, 21(10), 3539-3547.

Zinke, L.A., Kiel Reese, B., McManus, J., Wheat, C.G., Orcutt, B.N., & Amend, J.P. (2018). Sediment microbial communities influenced by cool hydrothermal fluid migration. Frontiers in Microbiology, 9(1249).  doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.01249.

Bradley, J.A., Amend, J.P., & LaRowe, D.E. (2018), Necromass as a limited source of energy for microorganisms in marine sediments. JGR Biogeosciences, 123(2), 577-590.

Momper, L.M., Jungbluth, S.P., Lee, M.D., & Amend, J.P. (2017). Energy and carbon metabolisms in a deep terrestrial subsurface fluid microbial community. International Society for Microbial Ecology Journal11, 2319-2333. DOI: 10.1038/ismej.2017.94.

Rowe, A., Yoshimura, M., LaRowe, D.E., Bird, L., Amend, J.P., et al. (2017), In situ electrochemical enrichment and isolation of a magnetite-reducing bacterium from a high pH serpentinizing spring. Environmental Microbiology, 19(6), 2272-2285. DOI: 10.1111/1462-2920.13723.