Joan Rose

Joan Rose

Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences

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

Department of Fisheries and Wildlife

Homer Nowlin Chair in Water Research

Telephone: 517-432-4412

MSU Natural Resources Building
480 Wilson Road, Room 15
East Lansing, MI 48824

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.
  4. Quantitative microbial risk assessment.

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