Associate Professor
Department of Soil, Water, and Climate

PhD, Soil Science (major) and Microbial Ecology (minor), University of Minnesota, 2007

Research Interests

Applied microbiology and biotechnology with focus on nitrogen pollution and occurrences of pathogens: microbiological (single-cell isolation), analytical (stable isotope analysis, microsensor measurements), molecular biological (gene manipulation), omics technologies (genomics, metagenomics, meta transcriptomics, high-throughput sequencing, bioinformatics), and engineering (bioreactors, mathematical modeling).


Satoshi Ishii aims to solve environmental problems by applying microbiology and biotechnology approaches. The current focuses of his work are (1) nitrogen pollution and (2) the occurrences of pathogens in various environments (soil, water, sediment, etc). The Ishii lab uses multiple approaches to answer fundamental and applied scientific questions, including microbiological, analytical, molecular biological, omics technologies, and engineering approaches.