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Todd Sandrin

Todd Sandrin

Professor and Associate Dean, School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences


The New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
Arizona State University
4701 W Thunderbird Rd
Glendale, AZ 85306


  • Senior Global Futures Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory
  • Professor and Associate Dean, School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences


Todd Sandrin earned his Ph.D. in environmental science with a focus on environmental microbiology from The University of Arizona. He held academic positions at Arizona and the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh before arriving at ASU in 2008. Dr. Sandrin serves as an associate professor in the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences and as Associate Dean in New College.  In addition, he serves as Director of New College's undergradaute research program, NCUIRE (

Dr. Sandrin's research resides at intersections of microbiology and chemistry.  As a broadly trained microbiologist with expertise applying state-of-the-art approaches, he is interested in ways to: 1) enhance beneficial aspects of microorganisms (e.g., biodegradation of harmful chemical pollutants) and 2) develop approaches to mitigate negative effects of microorganisms (e.g., disease, microbial contamination of water).  Tools his group commonly employs fall within the realm of proteomics and functional genomics.  A proteomics and functional genomics core facility at ASU's  West campus facilitates this type of research.



  • PhD, Environmental Science, University of Arizona, 2000
  • MS, Plant Pathology, University of Arkansas, 1997
  • BS, Biology (Chemistry minor), Missouri Southern State University, 1995


Journal Articles


Dussik, C. M., M. Hockley, A. Grozic, I. Kaneko, L. Zhang, M. S. Sabir, J. Park, J. Wang, C. A. Nickerson, S. H. Yale, C. J. Rall, A. E. Foxx-Orenstein, C. Borror, T. Sandrin and P. W. Jurutka. 2018. Gene expression profiling and assessment of Vitamin D and serotonin pathway variations in patients with irritable bowel syndrome. Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility 24(1):96-106. DOI: 10.5056/jnm17021. (link )

Tuohy, J. M., S. R. Mueller-Spitz, C. M. Albert, S. E. Scholz-Ng, M. E. Wall, G. T. Noutsios, A. J. Gutierrez and T. Sandrin. 2018. MALDI-TOF MS affords discrimination of Deinococcus aquaticus isolates obtained from diverse biofilm habitats. Frontiers in Microbiology 9(Oct):2442. DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.02442. (link )


Barbano, D., R. Diaz, L. Zhang, T. Sandrin, H. Gerken and T. Dempster. 2015. Rapid characterization of microalgae and microalgae mixtures using matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS). PLoS One 10(8):e0135337. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0135337. (link )