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Toshi Urakawa joined the Marine Science faculty at Florida Gulf Coast University in the Spring of 2010. His fields of interest are environmental microbiology and microbial ecology. After completing his doctoral degree with a study of vibrio species, a group of marine bacteria including human and animal pathogen, at the University of Tokyo in 1998, he continued his research as a postdoctoral researcher in Dave Stahl’s lab in Northwestern University and University of Washington. In these places he studied molecular microbial ecology. In his early professional carriers, he studied the nitrogen cycle and the problem of eutrophication and dead zone (i.e. oxygen depletion) at National Institute for Environmental Studies and the University of Tokyo in Japan. Recently he studied ammonia-oxidizing Archaea and metagenomics in Dave Stahl’s lab at UW for better understanding of the nitrogen cycle. At FGCU, he studies biogeochemical cycles in Southwest Florida, interaction between microorganisms and other marine life (i.e. symbiosis and competition etc.), and biological and engineering water qualification technology as reducing means of human disturbance of aquatic environment (i.e. eutrophication and contamination of chemicals etc.). Dr. Urakawa teaches classes in Marine Systems (oceanography) and Microbial Ecology.
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Teaching Interests: Oceanography, Microbial Ecology
Research Interests: Biogeochemical cycles, Environmental Microbiology
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