Ishi M. Keenum

Ishi Keenum


  • Assistant Professor, Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering
  • PhD, Civil Engineering, Virginia Tech University
  • MS, Environmental Engineering, Virginia Tech University
  • BS, Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan


Dr. Keenum's research interests include developing and manipulating the microbiology of wastewater, water reuse, agricultural systems, developing comparable metagenomic measurements, and developing bioinformatic methods and analysis tools for environmental systems. Dr. Keenum previously worked at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. She joined the faculty of Michigan Tech in the Fall of 2023. She has published in journals including Environmental Science and Technology, Microbiome, Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology (CREST), and others.

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Research Interests

  • Antibiotic resistance dissemination and treatment in engineered and agricultural environments
  • Establishing standards for microbiome research
  • Pathogen detection and control
  • Microbial ecology and molecular epidemiology