Welcome

Ishii lab research images

We focus on environmental microbiology and biotechnology in the Department of Soil, Water, and Climate as well as the BioTechnology Institute at the University of Minnesota. The lab is located in the Snyder Hall of the St. Paul campus. 

The goal of my lab is to solve key environmental problems, specifically focus on (1) nitrogen pollution and (2) the occurrences of pathogens. Please see research page for detail.

 

News

  • 4/6/17: New article from the Ishii lab! Jang et al. 2017. Environmental Escherichia coli: ecology and public health perspective -a review. J. Appl. Microbiol. in press (article)
  • 3/23/17: Emily presented her poster at the Water Resources Center's Year of Water Action event. (event detail)
  • 3/20/17: Satoshi gave an invited talk regarding the occurrences of human pathogens in fresh water lakes at the 90th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Bacteriology in Sendai, Japan. (event detail)
  • 3/9/17: Satoshi presented at the Science on the Spot event at the Microbial and Plant Genomics Institute on March 9th at 4 pm. (event detail)
  • 3/8/17: New article from the Ishii lab! Tashiro et al. 2017. Generation of small colony variants in biofilms by Escherichia coli harboring a conjugative F plasmid. Microbes Environ. in press. (article)
  • 9/3/16: New article from the Ishii lab! Zhang et al. 2016. Correlations between pathogen concentration and fecal indicator marker genes in beach environments. Sci. Total Environ. 573: 826–830. (article)

Correlations between pathogen concentration and fecal indicator marker genes in beach environments

 

  • 8/29/16: We presented our mini woodchip bioreactor to the public at the Minnesota State Fair as a part of our departmental outreach activity. Thanks to the volunteers and those who visited our booth!

Showing our mini woodchip bioreactorShowing bacteria colonies