David T. Wang

I'm a Ph.D. candidate in the MIT/WHOI Joint Program and member of the Hardcore Stable Isotope Laboratory at MIT.




  1. Exploring deep microbial life in coal-bearing sediment down to ~2.5 km below the ocean floor.
    Inagaki F, Hinrichs K-U, Kubo Y, Bowles MW, Heuer VB, Hong WL, Hoshino T, Ijiri A, Imachi H, Ito M, Kaneko M, Lever MA, Lin YS, Methé BA, Morita S, Morono Y, Tanikawa W, Bihan M, Bowden SA, Elvert M, Glombitza C, Gross D, Harrington GJ, Hori T, Li K, Limmer D, Liu C-H, Murayama M, Ohkouchi N, Ono S, Park YS, Phillips SC, Prieto-Mollar X, Purkey M, Riedinger N, Sanada Y, Sauvage J, Snyder G, Susilawati R, Takano Y, Tasumi E, Terada T, Tomaru H, Trembath-Reichert E, Wang DT, and Yamada Y
    2015 // Science, 349, 420–424.
  2. Nonequilibrium clumped isotope signals in microbial methane.
    Wang DT, Gruen DS, Sherwood Lollar B, Hinrichs K-U, Stewart LC, Holden JF, Hristov AN, Pohlman JW, Morrill PL, Könneke M, Delwiche KB, Reeves EP, Sutcliffe CN, Ritter DJ, Seewald JS, McIntosh JC, Hemond HF, Kubo MD, Cardace D, Hoehler TM, and Ono S
    2015 // Science, 348, 428–431.
  3. Measurement of a doubly-substituted methane isotopologue, 13CH3D, by tunable infrared laser direct absorption spectroscopy.
    Ono S, Wang DT, Gruen DS, Sherwood Lollar B, Zahniser M, McManus BJ, and Nelson DD
    2014 // Analytical Chemistry, 86, 6487–6494.
  4. Fractionation of sulfur isotopes by Desulfovibrio vulgaris mutants lacking hydrogenases or type I tetraheme cytochrome c3.
    Sim MS, Wang DT, Zane GM, Wall JD, Bosak T, and Ono S
    2013 // Frontiers in Microbiology, 4, 171.


Some talks & posters given at national or regional conferences.

  1. Clumped isotopic (13CH3D) composition of methane from the Potato Hills gas field, Oklahoma.
    Oral presentation, with Gruen DS, Seewald JS, Whelan JK, Sherwood Lollar B, and Ono S
    2014 // Goldschmidt Conference, Sacramento, CA.
  2. Sulfur isotope fractionation during reduction of sulfate by Desulfovibrio fructosovorans.
    Oral presentation, with Ono S and Bosak T
    2014 // Northeastern Geobiology Symposium, Yale University.
  3. Stable isotope fractionation during chromium(III) oxidation by δ-MnO2.
    Poster presentation, with Fregoso DC, Ellis AS, Johnson TM, and Bullen TD
    2010 // AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.


12.104 (MIT) - Fall 2014 - Geochemistry of the Earth and Planets - TA