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Todd Sandrin

Vice Provost, Dean, Professor
Faculty, WEST Campus, Mailcode 1251
Senior Sustainability Scientist
Administrative, WEST Campus, Mailcode 1251
Biography

Todd Sandrin serves as professor in the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences and as senior associate dean in New College. In addition, he serves as director of New College's undergraduate research program, NCUIRE (http://ncuire.asu.edu). Prior to joining ASU in 2008, he held academic positions at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and University of Arizona. 

Professor 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.

At ASU's West campus, he teaches courses including "The Microbial Universe," "Cell Biology Laboratory," "Individualized Instruction," and "ASU 101: The ASU Experience."

Education
  • Ph.D. Environmental Science, with a focus on environmental microbiology, University of Arizona
  • M.S. Plant Pathology, University of Arkansas 1997
  • B.S. Biology, Chemistry minor, Missouri Southern State University 1995
Publications
  • Sandrin TR, Demirev PA. Using mass spectrometry to identify and characterize bacteria. (2014).
  • Goldstein JE, Zhang L, Borror CM, Rago JV, Sandrin TR. Culture conditions and sample preparation methods affect spectrum quality and reproducibility during profiling of Staphylococcus aureus with matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry. Letters in Applied Microbiology (2013).
  • Sandrin TR, Goldstein JE, Schumaker S. MALDI TOF MS Profiling of bacteria at the strain level: A review. Mass Spectrometry Reviews (2013).
  • Hockley MM, Galligan MA, Zhang L, Sandrin TR, Jurutka PW. Identification of differentially expressed genes as biomarkers for diagnosis of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS): A pilot gene discovery hypothesis generating study. Proceedings of the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science (ANAS) (2013).
  • Sandrin TR, Goldstein JE, Schumaker S. MALDI TOF MS Profiling of Bacteria at the Strain Level: A Review. (2013).
  • Schumaker S, Borror C, and Sandrin TR. Automating Data Acquisition Affects Mass Spectrum Quality and Reproducibility during Bacterial Profiling using an Intact Cell Sample Preparation Method with Matrix-assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization Time-of-flight Mass Spectrometry. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry (2012).
  • Goldstein J, Sandrin TR. Culture Conditions and Sample Preparation Affect Quality and Reproducibility of Spectra obtained from Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) using Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization Time-Of-Flight Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-TOF-MS). Proceedings of the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science (2012).
  • Badgley BD, Ferguson J, Vanden Heuvel A, Kleinheinz GT, McDermott CM, Sandrin TR, Kinzleman J, Junion EA, Byappanahalli MN, Whitman RL, and Sadowsky MJ. Multi-Scale Temporal and Spatial Variation in Genotypic Composition of Cladophora-borne E. coli Populations in Lake Michigan. Water Research (2011).
  • Goldstein J, Murray D, Chidester A, Richholt R, Sandrin TR. Differential Analysis and Bacterial Fingerprinting of Wild Type and Transformed E. coli using MALDI-TOF MS. Proceedings of the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science (2011).
  • Schumaker S, Rust S, Nguyen N, Sandrin TR. Man(ual) versus Machine in Microbial Fingerprinting using MALDI-TOF-MS: Effect of Automating Data Acquisition on Fingerprint Reproducibility and Quality. Proceedings of the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science (2011).
  • Hoffman DR, Anderson PP, Schubert CM, Gault MB, Blanford WJ, Sandrin TR. Carboxymethyl-ß-cyclodextrin Mitigates Toxicity of Cadmium, Cobalt, and Copper during Naphthalene Biodegradation. Bioresource Technology (2010).
  • Vanden Heuvel A, McDermott C, Pillsbury R, Sandrin TR, Kinzelman J, Ferguson J, Sadowsky M, Byappanahalli M, Whitman R, Kleinheinz GT. The green alga, Cladophora, promotes E. coli growth and contamination of recreational waters in Lake Michigan. Journal of Environmental Quality (2010).
  • Giebel R, Worden C, Rust S, Kleinheinz GT, Robbins M, Sandrin TR. Microbial Fingerprinting using Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization Time-Of-Flight Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS): Applications and Challenges. Advances in Applied Microbiology (2010).
  • Worden CR, Kleinheinz GT, Sandrin TR. Effects of Heavy Metals on Microorganisms in the Environment. Handbook of Industrial and Hazardous Wastes Treatment, II: Heavy Metals in the Environment (2010).
  • Nguyen N, Henderson A, Sandrin TR. Are Difficult-to-Culture Microorganisms More Hungry or Lonely? Application of a Tissue Culture Insert (TCI)-based approach to cultivating microorganisms indigenous to Kartchner Caverns, Arizona. Proceedings of the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science (2010).
  • Rust S, Sandrin TR. Quantifying Reproducibility of Microbial Fingerprinting Using MALDI-TOF-MS: Effect of Automating Data Acquisition. Proceedings of the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science (2010).
  • Worden C, Kovac W, Dorn L, Sandrin TR. Environmental pH Affects Transcriptional Responses to Cadmium Toxicity in Escherichia coli K-12 (MG1655). FEMS Microbiology Letters (2009).
  • Dowd S, Herman D, Sandrin TR. Aquatic and Extreme Environments. Environmental Microbiology (2009).
  • Sandrin TR, Herman D, Maier R. Physiological Methods. Environmental Microbiology (2009).
  • Giebel R, Fredenberg W, Sandrin TR. Characterization of Environmental Isolates of Enterococcus spp. by Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-TOF-MS). Water Research (2008).
Research Activity
  • Nickerson,Cheryl*, Barrila,Jennifer A, Jurutka,Peter W, Sandrin,Todd Ryan. A New Dimension in Modeling Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) to Elucidate Novel Diagnostic Biomarkers and Microbiome Signatures. MAYO CLINIC SCOTTSDALE(1/1/2015 - 12/31/2015).
  • Sandrin,Todd Ryan*. Arizona State University Community Partnership for Youth REAP Proposal. CITY OF SURPRISE(5/1/2014 - 8/31/2014).
  • Sandrin,Todd Ryan*, Jurutka,Peter W. Identification of Differentially Expressed Genes as Biomarkers for Diagnosis of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS): A Plot Gene Discovery Hypothesis. Marshfield Clinic(10/1/2011 - 9/30/2016).
  • Sandrin,Todd Ryan*, Wagner,Carl Edward. Collaborative Research: A Two-Year CollegeFour-Year University Parternership to Transform Chemistry and Biotechnology Curricula using FT-NMR. NSF-EHR-DUE(9/1/2011 - 8/31/2015).
  • Sandrin,Todd Ryan*. Mass Spectrometry-based Fingerprinting of Environmental Isolates of "Escherichia coli" Indigenous to Recreational Waters Near Racine, WI. City of Racine, WI(9/1/2009 - 8/31/2010).
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
LSC 484Internship
MIC 495Undergraduate Research
LSC 499Individualized Instruction
BIO 499Individualized Instruction
LSC 592Research
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MIC 495Undergraduate Research
MIC 499Individualized Instruction
LSC 499Individualized Instruction
BIO 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
LSC 493Honors Thesis
BIO 499Individualized Instruction
LSC 499Individualized Instruction
LSC 592Research
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
MIC 443The Microbial Universe
LSC 484Internship
MIC 495Undergraduate Research
LSC 499Individualized Instruction
BIO 499Individualized Instruction
LSC 592Research
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
MIC 495Undergraduate Research
MIC 499Individualized Instruction
LSC 499Individualized Instruction
BIO 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
LSC 493Honors Thesis
LSC 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
MIC 401Research Paper
MIC 443The Microbial Universe
LSC 484Internship
MIC 495Undergraduate Research
LSC 499Individualized Instruction
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
MIC 495Undergraduate Research
MIC 499Individualized Instruction
LSC 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
LSC 492Honors Directed Study
LSC 493Honors Thesis
LSC 499Individualized Instruction
BIO 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
MIC 401Research Paper
MIC 443The Microbial Universe
LSC 484Internship
MIC 495Undergraduate Research
LSC 499Individualized Instruction
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
MIC 495Undergraduate Research
MIC 499Individualized Instruction
LSC 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
LSC 492Honors Directed Study
LSC 493Honors Thesis
LSC 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
MIC 443The Microbial Universe
LSC 484Internship
LSC 499Individualized Instruction
Summer 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
LSC 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
LSC 484Internship
LSC 492Honors Directed Study
LSC 493Honors Thesis
LSC 499Individualized Instruction
Service
  • Rotary International – Glendale Club, Invited Speaker (2012 - Present)
  • Provost’s Committee on Excellence in Digital Learning and Teaching, Member (2012 - Present)
  • ASU New College, Senior Faculty Ambassador (2012 - Present)
  • New College Undergraduate Inquiry and Research Experiences (NCUIRE) Program, Coordinator (2012 - Present)
  • School of MNS Personnel Committee, Member (2012 - Present)
  • Peer Review Committee/Division of MNS - Chad Johnson, Member (2011 - Present)
  • Peer Review Committee/Division of MNS - Thomas Cahill, Chair (2011 - Present)
  • NCIAS Faculty Ambassadors, Senior Faculty Ambassador (2011 - Present)
  • ASU Undergraduate Admissions Counselors, Faculty Ambassador/NCIAS Representative (2011 - Present)
  • Gary K. Herberger Young Scholars Academy, Planning Team, NCIAS Representative (2011 - Present)
  • New College Undergraduate Inquiry and Research Experiences (NCUIRE) Program, Coordinator (2010 - Present)
  • Journal of Forensic Research, Editor (2010 - Present)
  • Divisional SRP Scholarship Application Review Committee, Member (2009 - Present)
  • Future Freshman Reception/Sneak Preview (Recruitment Event in Walnut Creek, CA), Faculty Speaker (2009 - Present)
  • Arizona State University at the West campus, Peer Review Committee Chair - Carl Wagner (2009 - Present)
  • BA in Business & Sustainability at ASU West Development Committee, Member (2009 - Present)
  • Evening at ASU (Recruitment Event), Keynote speaker (2009 - Present)
  • Arizona State University at the West campus, Peer Review Committee Chair - Ken Sweat (2009 - Present)
  • Obama Scholars Program, Mentor (2009 - Present)
  • University Senate Committee on Committees, Member (2009 - Present)
  • Freshman Fall Welcome Day, Small Group Leader (Freakonomics Discussion Leader) (2009 - Present)
  • Undergraduate Admissions (UGA) All Recruiters event at ASU West, Division Representative (2009 - Present)
  • Arizona State University at the West campus, Peer Review Committee Member - Pamela Marshall (2009 - Present)
  • Arizona State University at the West campus, Peer Review Committee Chair - Peter Jurutka (2009 - Present)
  • NCIAS Technology Advisory Committee, Member (2009 - Present)
  • Future Freshman Reception/Sneak Preview (Recruitment Event in Irvine, CA), Faculty Speaker (2009 - Present)
  • Life Science Placement Exam (LSPE) Development Committee, Member (2009 - Present)
  • Arizona State University at the West campus, Presenter (2009 - Present)
  • Senior Scholars' Dinner, Division Representative (2009 - Present)
  • Div. of MNS Personnel Committee, Member (2009 - Present)
  • Arizona State University Online and Extended Campus, Participant (2008 - Present)
  • Arizona State University at the West campus, Division Representative (2008 - Present)
  • Arizona State University at the West campus, Division Representative (2008 - Present)
  • Bioremediation Journal, Ad hoc reviewer (2008 - Present)
  • TRiO Program; Arizona State University at the West campus, Mentor (2008 - Present)
  • TRiO Program; Arizona State University at the West campus, Mentor (2008 - Present)
  • Arizona State University at the West campus, Peer Review Committee Chair - Thomas Cahill (2008 - Present)
  • Arizona State University at the West campus, Peer Review Committee Member - J. Chadwick Johnson (2008 - Present)
  • National Science Foundation Chemistry (CHE) Program:Analytical and Surface Chemistry, Ad hoc reviewer (2008 - Present)
  • Arizona State University at the West campus, "Search Expedition Leader" (2008 - Present)
  • Journal of Environmental Engineering, Ad hoc reviewer (2008 - Present)
  • NCIAS Dean's Leadership Team, Member (2008 - Present)
  • National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program, Ad hoc reviewer (2008 - Present)
  • BMC Biotechnology, Ad hoc reviewer (2014 - 2014)
  • Peer Review Committee, Chair (2014 - 2014)
  • ASU New College, Associate Dean (2014 - 2014)
  • ASU New College, Senior Faculty Ambassador (2014 - 2014)
  • SMNS Assessment Committee, Member (2014 - 2014)
  • Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR), CUR Fellows Committee Member (2013 - 2014)
  • New College Undergraduate Inquiry and Research Experiences (NCUIRE) Program, Coordinator (2012 - 2014)
  • Analytical Chemistry, Ad hoc reviewer (2014 - 2014)
  • Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry, Ad hoc reviewer (2014 - 2014)
  • Mass Spectrometry Reviews, Ad hoc reviewer (2014 - 2014)
  • Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR), Councilor (At-Large Division) (2013 - 2014)
  • ASU Student Enrichment Program, Invited Lecturer (2014 - 2014)
  • International Journal of Molecular Sciences, Ad hoc reviewer (2014 - 2014)
  • ASU, Associate Vice Provost (2013 - 2014)
  • Microbiologist Search Committee, Chair (2013 - 2014)
  • ASU Edson Student Entrepreneur Initiative, Judge (2014 - 2014)
  • Journal of Wine Research, Ad hoc reviewer (2014 - 2014)
  • Medical Mycology, Ad hoc reviewer (2014 - 2014)
  • Forensic Scientist (Asst./Assoc. Prof) Search Committee, Member (2013 - 2014)
  • BMC Microbiology, Ad hoc reviewer (2014 - 2014)
  • FEMS Microbiology Letters, Ad hoc reviewer (2014 - 2014)
  • Chemical Papers, Ad hoc reviewer (2013 - 2013)
  • FEMS Microbiology Letters, Ad hoc reviewer (2013 - 2013)
  • Peer Review Committee, Chair (2013 - 2013)
  • Forensic Scientist (Asst./Assoc. Prof) Search Committee, Member (2013 - 2013)
  • Microbiologist Search Committee, Chair (2013 - 2013)
  • ASU, Associate Vice Provost (2013 - 2013)
  • ASU New College, Senior Faculty Ambassador (2013 - 2013)
  • Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR), Councilor (At-Large Division) (2013 - 2013)
  • First Year Composition (FYC) Program, Mentor (2013 - 2013)
  • New College Undergraduate Inquiry and Research Experiences (NCUIRE) Program, Coordinator (2013 - 2013)
  • School of MNS Personnel Committee, Member (2013 - 2013)
  • School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, Associate Director (2013 - 2013)
  • Peoria Chamber of Commerce, Invited Presenter/Panelist (2013 - 2013)
  • University of Wyoming AES Grants Program, Ad hoc reviewer (2013 - 2013)
  • European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Ad hoc reviewer (2013 - 2013)
  • ASU Student Enrichment Program, Invited Lecturer (2013 - 2013)
  • 113th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM), Session Convener (2013 - 2013)
  • Journal of Visualized Experiments, Ad hoc reviewer (2013 - 2013)
  • Provost’s Committee on Excellence in Digital Learning and Teaching, Member (2013 - 2013)
  • Forensic Scientist (Clinical Faculty) Search, Chair (2013 - 2013)
  • Higher Learning Commission (HLC), ASU Representative (2013 - 2013)
  • US Dept. of Energy/Arizona Science Bowl, Judge (2013 - 2013)
  • Biosensors, Ad hoc reviewer (2013 - 2013)
  • Journal of Infection, Ad hoc reviewer (2013 - 2013)
  • First Year Composition (FYC) Program, Mentor (2012 - 2012)
  • Peer Review Committee, Chair (2012 - 2012)
  • ASU, Associate Vice Provost (2012 - 2012)
  • New College (Casa de Oro), Presenter (2012 - 2012)
  • New College Research Advancement Manager Search Committee, Member (2012 - 2012)
  • Search Committee (Math), Member (2012 - 2012)
  • Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, Ad hoc reviewer (2012 - 2012)
  • Undergraduate Admissions, Ambassador/Led tours (2012 - 2012)
  • ASU Student Enrichment Program, Invited Lecturer (2012 - 2012)
  • Biodegradation, Ad hoc reviewer (2012 - 2012)
  • Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR), Councilor (At-Large Division) (2012 - 2012)
  • Advisory Board, Glendale Community College, Biotechnology Program, Member (2011 - 2012)
  • New College Summer Reading Project Committee, Member (2011 - 2012)
  • Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR), Councilor (At-Large Division) (2011 - 2012)
  • Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR), Member, Undergraduate Research and Rewards/Recognition/Promotion and Tenure Task Force (2011 - 2012)
  • University Senate, Senator (2009 - 2012)
  • Food Technology and Biotechnology, Ad hoc reviewer (2012 - 2012)
  • Letters in Applied Microbiology, Ad hoc reviewer (2012 - 2012)
  • Advisory Board, Estrella Mountain Community College NSF STEP Program, Member (2012 - 2012)
  • Search Committee, Div. of MNS (Cell Biologist), Member (2011 - 2012)
  • Search Committee, Div. of MNS (Chemist), Chair (2011 - 2012)
  • West Valley Junior Excellence Awards, Keynote speaker (2012 - 2012)
  • Cell Biologist Search Committee, Member (2012 - 2012)
  • Chemist Search Committee, Chair (2012 - 2012)
  • Journal of Bioprocessing & Biotechniques, Editor (2011 - 2012)
  • Ex-STATIC Event Planning Committee, Member (2011 - 2012)
  • ASU New College, Faculty Ambassador (2012 - 2012)
  • New College, Faculty Ambassador (2012 - 2012)
  • Chemosphere, Ad hoc reviewer (2011 - 2011)
  • National Science Foundation Chemistry (TUES) Program, Panelist (2011 - 2011)
  • NCIAS Faculty Ambassadors, Faculty Ambassador (2010 - 2011)
  • New College Summer Reading Project Committee, Member (2010 - 2011)
  • University Senate, Committee on Committees, Member (2009 - 2011)
  • FEMS (Federation of European Microbiological Societies) Reviews, Ad hoc reviewer (2011 - 2011)
  • Self-Study Committee for the review of programs within New College, Member (2009 - 2011)
  • University Senate, Senator (2009 - 2011)
  • Canadian Journal of Microbiology, Ad hoc reviewer (2011 - 2011)
  • NCIAS Associate Dean Search Committee, Member (2010 - 2010)
  • Group Discussions (In Defense of Food), Fall Welcome Assembly with incoming freshmen, Facilitator (2010 - 2010)
  • NCIAS Program Review Committee, Member (2009 - 2010)
  • Journal of Applied Microbiology, Ad hoc reviewer (2010 - 2010)
  • New College Committee to Redevelop and Enhance ASU 101, Member (2010 - 2010)
  • Search Committee, Div. of MNS (Ecologist), Chair (2009 - 2010)
  • Search Committee, Div. of MNS (Toxicologist/Environmental Chemist), Chair (2009 - 2010)
  • "A Healthier Africa" student group, Faculty Advisor (2009 - 2010)
  • SRCA grant review committee, Member (2010 - 2010)
  • Environmental Science and Technology, Ad hoc reviewer (2010 - 2010)
  • NCIAS General Education Learning Outcomes Committee, Member (2009 - 2009)
  • Comprehensive Learning Assessment (CLA), Administered Exam (2009 - 2009)