Matthew Sattley, PhD



Matthew Sattley obtained a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Blackburn College and a Ph.D. in Microbiology from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, where he studied cold-adapted bacteria from permanently frozen Antarctic lakes. After completing a two-year postdoctoral appointment in the Department of Biology at Washington University in St. Louis, he served as a biology faculty member for two years at MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, Kansas. He joined the Department of Biology at Indiana Wesleyan University in 2010. Dr. Sattley studies the ecology, physiology and genomics of microorganisms that inhabit extreme environments. His current research focus is the culture and characterization of cold-adapted, carbon- and sulfur-cycling bacteria from Antarctic lakes.