Profile

Research interests
Phytoplankton physiological ecology; dinoflagellate toxins; Morphology and taxonomy of harmful algae; Eutrophication; prevention, control, and mitigation strategies for harmful algal blooms; transformations and fate of inorganic and organic nitrogen in marine and freshwater systems.

Skills
Established phytoplankton and ciliate culturing systems; Algal toxin extraction (sonication), purification (solid phase extraction) and detection (High Performance Liquid Chromatography -mass spectrometer, HPLC-MS/MS); Scanning electron microscope (SEM); Flow Cytometry; DNA extraction; FIRe Fluorometer; Database management and statistical analysis (SAS, Excel, Origin, Matlab); Office software (Word, Powerpoint, Endnote, Illustrator)

Professional Preparation
Guilin University of Electronic Technology, China, Environmental Engineering       BA       2000-2004
Jinan University, Guangzhou, China, Environmental Science                                  MS     2004-2006
Nankai University, Tianjin, China, Environmental Science                                        PhD    2006- 2010
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, MA, USA, Marine Biology          Visiting student      2007 - 2010
  
Appointments
2010-2012  Visiting Scholar, Biology Dept., Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), USA
2012-Present  Assistant Professor, Institute of Marine Biology, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China

Publications
Tong, M.*, J.L. Smith, D.M. Kulis, D.M. Anderson, in press. Role of dissolved nitrate and phosphate in isolates of Mesodinium rubrum and toxin-producing Dinophysis acuminata. Aquatic Microbial Ecology.
Qu P, Y.Xu, J Yang, H. Gao, M. Tong*, in press. Application of solid phase adsorption toxin tracking (SPATT) in the East China Sea. ICHA-16 proceedings.
Gao H, Y.Xu, P. Qu, J. Yang, M. Tong*, in press. Role of organic nutrients originated from Mesodinium rubrum and Teleaulax amphioxeia cultures in the growth and toxin production of Dinophysis acuminata.ICHA-16 proceedings.
Tong, M.*, J.L. Smith, M. Richlen, K.A. Steidinger, D.M. Kulis, E. Fux, D.M. Anderson, 2015, Characterization and comparison of toxin-producing isolates of Dinophysis acuminata from New England and Canada. J Phycol 51, 66-81. DOI: 10.1111/jpy.12251
Smith, J. L*, M. Tong*, E. Fux, D. M. Anderson, 2012. Toxin production, retention, and extracellular release by Dinophysis acuminata during extended stationary phase and culture decline. Harmful Algae, 19:125-132. DOI: 10.1016/j.hal.2012.06.008
Fux, E., J. L. Smith, M. Tong, L. Guzmán, D. M. Anderson*, 2011. Toxin profiles of five geographical isolates of Dinophysis spp. from North and South America. Toxicon, 57 (2): 275-287. DOI: 10.1016/j.toxicon.2010.12.002
Tong, M., D. M. Kulis, J. L. Smith, E. Fux, P. Hess, Q. X. Zhou, D. M. Anderson*, 2011. The effects of growth stage and light intensity on the toxicity of Dinophysis acuminata in the northeast U.S. Harmful Algae, 10 (3): 254-264. DOI: 10.1016/j.hal.2010.10.005
Tong, M., Q. X. Zhou*, D. M. Kulis, T. J. Jiang, Y. Qi, D. M. Anderson, 2010. The culturing techniques and growth characteristic of Dinophysis auminata and its prey. Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology, 28 (6): 1230-1239. DOI: 10.1007/s00343-010-9960-y
Hackett, J. D., M. Tong, D. M. Kulis, E. Fux, P. Hess, R. Bire, D. M. Anderson*, 2009. DSP toxin production de novo in cultures of Dinophysis acuminata (Dinophyceae) from North America. Harmful Algae, 8: 873-879. DOI: 10.1016/j.hal.2009.04.004

Project:
• National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) for young scientists 2014.
• Research on Public Welfare Technology Application Projects of Zhejiang Province 2013


Presentations:
Apr. 2014 9th IOC/WESTPAC International Scientific Symposium at Nha Trang, Vienam. Oral.
Jan. 2013 2013 SKLMP Annual and Academic committee meeting at Shenzhen, China. Oral.
Nov. 2012 3rd international conference on pollution ecology at Tianjin, China. Oral.
Oct. 2012 15th International Conference on Harmful Algae at Changwon, Gyeongnam, Korea. Oral.
Oct. 2012 China-ASEAN (The Association of Southeast Asian Nations) at Hangzhou, China. Oral.
Jun. 2011 Mycotoxins & Phycotoxins Gordon Research Seminar at Waterville, ME, USA. Oral.
Jun. 2011 Mycotoxins & Phycotoxins Gordon Research Conference at Waterville, ME, USA. Poster.
Nov. 2009 Fifth Symposium on Harmful Algae in the U.S .at Seattle, Washington USA. Poster.
Oct. 2009 Global Ecology and Oceanography of Harmful Algal Blooms (GEOHAB) Second Open Science Meeting on Harmful Algal Blooms and Eutrophication at Beijing China. Oral presentation.
Jun. 2009 Mycotoxins & Phycotoxins Gordon Research Conference at New London, NH, USA. Poster.
 

Research work

Phytoplankton physiological ecology; dinoflagellate toxins; Morphology and taxonomy of harmful algae; Eutrophication; prevention, control, and mitigation strategies for harmful algal blooms; transformations and fate of inorganic and organic nitrogen in marine and freshwater systems.

Contact

Phone:18858160402
E-mail:mengmengtong@zju.edu.cn