Department of Soil, Water, and Climate
PhD, Microbiology, University of Hawaii, 1983
Molecular plant-microbe interactions in nitrogen-fixing symbiotic systems, use of microorganisms for biodegradation and bioremediation; molecular methods to determine sources and kinds of bacteria in the environment; and metagenomics of soil, water, and intestinal environments.
Michael Sadowsky’s research efforts are directed towards the metagenomic analysis of bacteria in soils, water and human intestines. The Sadowsky lab studies the molecular genetics and ecology of plant-microbe interactions. Mike is also involved in developing molecular tools to determine sources of fecal bacteria in the environment and is active in several metagenome studies involving humans, animals and the environment and the use of microbial community DNA analyses to determine sources of fecal pollution.