College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters

Natural SciencesBiological Sciences

Tiquia-Arashiro, Sonia M.

Professor of Biology and Microbiology;
Director, Master of Science in Environmental Science Program (MSES)

Office:                             115F SB
Hours:                            
E-Mail:                             smtiquia@umich.edu
Phone:                            313 593 5148
Fax:                                 313 593 4937
Curriculum Vitae:

Website:                         Tiquia-Arashiro Home Page


Programs and Affiliations:

Microbiology, Master of Science in Environmental Science Program (MSES) and Michigan Memorial Phoenix Energy Institute

PhD Institution:

Environmental Microbiology, The University of Hong Kong, 1997


Courses Taught:

General Microbiology; Microbial Genetics; Microbial Physiology; Applied and Environmental Microbiology; and Microbial Genetics and Physiology Laboratory; Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology

Research Fields/Interests:

Microbial community structure and dynamics in natural and engineered environments; Coupling of chemical and microbiological processes; Microarray chip technology; Biological treatment of organic wastes and waste processing microbiology; Bioenergy and alternative fuel production by way of microbes; Microbial source tracking.


Selected Publications:

Tiquia, S.M. (2011) Extracellular hydrolytic enzyme activities of the heterotrophic microbial communities of the Rouge River: An approach to evaluate ecosystem response to urbanization. Microbial Ecology (in press).

Tiquia, S.M. (2010) Reduction of Compost Phytotoxicity during the Process of Decomposition. Chemosphere 79: 506-512.

Tiquia, S.M. (2010) Salt-adapted bacteria isolated from the Rouge River and potential for degradation of contaminants and biotechnological applications. Environmental Technology 31: 967-978.

Tiquia, S.M (2010) Metabolic diversity of the heterotrophic microorganisms and potential link to pollution of the Rouge River. Environmental Pollution 158: 1435-1443.

Tiquia, S.M., Masson, S.A. and Devol, A.H. (2006) Vertical distribution of nitrite reductase (nirS) genes in continental margin sediments of the Gulf of Mexico. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 58:464-475.

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