Sonia M. Tiquia-Arashiro, Ph.D.

Professor of Biology and Microbiology
Sonia Tiquia-Arashiro
College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters
Natural Sciences

Teaching Areas:

Biological Sciences, Master of Science in Environmental Science, Microbiology

Biography and Education

RESEARCH AREAS: Microbial ecology,  Watershed microbiology, Denitrification, Biological treatment of organic wastes and waste processing microbiology,  Bioenergy and alternative fuel production by way of microbes, Microbial source tracking,  Remediation of organic and metal pollutants by microorganisms and  Resistance gene ecology.


PhD Institution: Environmental Microbiology, The University of Hong Kong, 1997

Teaching and Research

Courses Taught

Selected Publications

1. Tiquia-Arashiro, S.M. and Pant, D. (2020) Microbial Electrochemical Technologies. CRC Press. 508 p.
2. Tiquia-Arashiro, S.M. and Grube, M. (2019) Fungi in Extreme Environments: Ecological Role and Biotechnological Significance. Springer International Publishing.  626 p.
3. Tiquia-Arashiro, S.M. and Rodrigues, D. (2016) Extremophiles: Applications in Nanotechnology. Springerbriefs in Microbiology: Extremophilic Microorganisms.  Springer International Publishing. 193 p.
4. Tiquia-Arashiro, S.M. (2014) Thermophilic Carboxydotrophs and their Biotechnological Applications. Springerbriefs in Microbiology: Extremophilic Microorganisms.  Springer International Publishing. 131 p.
5. Tiquia-Arashiro, S.M. (2012). Molecular Biological Technologies for Ocean Sensing. Humana Press. 295 p.6. Patel D, Gismondi R, Alsaffar A and Tiquia-Arashiro SM (2019) Applicability of API ZYM to capture seasonal and spatial variabilities in lake and river sediments. Environmental Technology 40 (24) 3227-3239.
7. Tiquia-Arashiro S.M. (2018) Lead absorption mechanisms in bacteria as strategies for lead bioremediation. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. 102:5437–5444.
8. Oest A, Fenner M, Azzopardi D, Alsaffar A and Tiquia-Arashiro SM (2018) Patterns of Change in Metabolic Capabilities of Sediment Microbial Communities along River and Lake Ecosystems. Journal of International Microbiology. 2018:6234931. doi: 10.1155/2018/6234931.
9. Bowman N, Patel P, Sanchez S, Xu W, Alsaffar, A and Tiquia-Arashiro SM (2018) Lead-Resistant Bacteria from Saint Clair River Sediments and Pb Removal in Aqueous Solutions.  Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. 102: 2391–2398.
10. Qin W, Amin SA, Lundeen RA, Heal KR, Martens-Habbena W, Turkarslan S, Urakawa H, Costa KC, Hendrickson EL, Wang T, Beck DAC, Tiquia-Arashiro S.M., Taub F, Holmes AD, Vajrala N, Berube PM, Lowe TM, Moffett JW, Devol AH, Baliga NS, Arp DJ, Sayavedra-Soto LA, Hackett M, Armbrust EV, Ingalls AE, and Stahl DA (2017) Stress response of a marine ammonia-oxidizing archaeon informs physiological status of environmental populations. ISME Journal. 12: 508–519. (Contribution: Performed the microarray assay.  Analyzed data. Edited manuscript.
11. Pomaranski, E. and Tiquia-Arashiro S.M.  (2016) Butanol tolerance of carboxydotrophic bacteria isolated from manure composts. Environmental Technology 37: (15) 1970–1982.
12. Flood M, Frabutt D, Floyd D, Powers A, Ezegwe U, Devol A, and Tiquia-Arashiro, S.M.  (2015) Ammonia-oxidizing bacteria and archaea in sediments of the Gulf of Mexico. Environmental Technology.  36: 124–135.

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Awards and Recognition

UM-Dearborn Distinguished Research Award, 2010