Joan Rose Ph.D.

Joan Rose
Telephone: 517-432-4412

Department of Fisheries and Wildlife

Homer Nowlin Chair in Water Research
Homer Nowlin Endowed Chair in Water Research; Professor; Co-Director, Center for Water Sciences and Center for Advancing Microbial Risk Assessment

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Joan Rose's Website

Joan Rose's MSU Scholar Profile


Areas of Expertise: Microbiological water quality and public health safety. Molecular methods for waterborne pathogens such as Cryptosporidium.


Dr. Rose and her team focus on the study of water quality and health. There are four areas of interest:

1.    New methods for the study of the water microbiome.

2.    Survey of microbial source tracking and pathogens in watersheds, beaches, drinking water.

3.    Removal of pathogens by treatment systems.

4.    Quantitative microbial risk assessment.


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