Joan Rose

Nowlin Chair Professor - Microbiological water quality and public health safety. Molecular methods for waterborne pathogens such as Cryptosporidium.

Joan Rose


13 Natural Resources,

Phone: (517) 432-4412


Ph.D.  University of Arizona


Coulliette, A.D., A. Aslan-Yilmaz, E.A. Dreelin, R.M. McNinch, T.-T. Fong, and J.B. Rose. 2010. Drinking Water Safety in the 21st Century. In M. Beach and K. Mack (Eds.), Water and Public Health: The 21st Century Challenge. (In Press) Baltimore: APHA Press.

Coulliette, A.D., L.A. Peterson, J.A. Mosberg, and J.B. Rose. 2010. “Evaluation of a New Disinfection Approach:  Efficacy of Chlorine and Bromine Halogenated Contact Disinfection for Reduction of Viruses and Microcystin Toxin.” American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 82(2):279-288.

Kuo D., Simmons F., Blair S., Hart E., Rose J.B., Xagoraraki I. 2010. Assessment of Human Adenovirus Removal in a Full-Scale Membrane Bioreactor Treating Municipal Wastewater,  Water Research, Vol 44, Issue 5, pg 1520-1530.

Herzog AB, McLennan SD, Pandey AK, Gerba CP, Haas CN, Rose JB,  and Hashsham SA.  2009. Implications of Limits of Detection of Various Methods for Bacillus anthracis in Computing Risk to Human Health. Applied Environmental Microbiology. 75:6331-6339

McLennan, S.D., Peterson, L.A. and J. B.  Rose. 2009. Comparison of Point-of-Use Technologies for Emergency Disinfection of Sewage-Contaminated Drinking Water.  Applied and Environmental Microbiology Vol 75 (22): 7283-7286.

Wong, K., Xagoraraki, I., Wallace, J., Bickert, W., Srinivasan, S., and Rose, J. B. 2009. Removal of Viruses and Pathogen Indicators by a Pilot-Scale Anaerobic Membrane Bioreactor Treating Animal Waste. Journal of Environmental Quality. 38:1694-1699

Wong, M., Kumar, L., Jenkins, T.M., Xagoraraki, I., Phanikumar, M.S. and Rose, J.B.  2009. Evaluation of public health risks at recreational beaches in Lake Michigan via detection of enteric viruses and a human-specific bacteriological marker.  Journal of Water Research 43:1137-1149.

McNinch R. M., Rose J B and Dreelin E A. 2009. Aquatic Ecosystems and Human Health. In: Gene E. Likens, (Editor) Encyclopedia of Inland Waters. volume 3, pp. 13-20 Oxford: Elsevier.

Dreelin E.A., and Rose, J.B. 2008. Creating A Dialogue For Effective Collaborative Decision-Making: A Case Study With Michigan Stakeholders.  J. Great Lakes Res.  34:12-22.

Shen, C., Phanikumar, M.S., Fong, T.T., Aslam, I., Mcelmurry, S.P., Molloy, S.L., Rose, J.B. 2008.  Evaluating Bacteriophage P22 as a Tracer in a complex surface water system: The Grand River, Michigan. Environ. Sci. Tech. 2008, 42, 2426-2431.

Masago, Y., Shibata, T., Rose, J.B., 2008.  Bacteriophage P22 and Staphylococcus aureus Attenuation on Nonporous Fomites as Determined by Plate Assay and Quantitative PCR, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Vol 74 (18): 5838-5840.

Molloy, S.L., R. Ives, A. Hoyt, R. Taylor, and J.B. Rose. 2008. “The use of copper and silver in carbon point-of-use filters for the suppression of Legionella throughput in domestic water systems. Journal of Applied Microbiology. 104:998-1007.

Fong, T. Mansfield, L.S., Wilson, D.L., Schwab, D.J., Molloy, S.L. and Rose, J.B. 2007. Massive Microbiological Groundwater Contamination Associated with a Waterborne Outbreak in Lake Erie South Bass Island, Ohio, Environ. Hlth. Perspec. 115 (6) 1-9.

Nayak, A. and Rose, J.B.  2007. Detection of Helicobacter pylori in sewage and water using a new quantitative PCR method with SYBR green. J. Applied Microbiology 103:1931-1941.

Rose, J.B. and Masago, Y., 2007.  A toast to our health: our journey toward safe water. Water Science & Technology: Water Supply Vol 7 No 1 pp 41–48 © IWA Publishing 2007 doi:10.2166/ws.2007.005.

Shibata, T. and Rose, J.B. 2007.  Testing the water: Molecular tools for microbial assays; International Symposium on Sustainable and Safe Water Supplies, Hong Kong, China, 15-17 January 2007, l Water Science and Technology: Water Supply 7(2).

Ives, R.L., A.M. Kamarainen, D.E. John, and J.B. Rose. 2007. “Use of Cell Culture to Assess Cryptosporidium parvum Survival Rates in Natural Groundwaters and Surface Waters.” Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 73(18):5968-5970.

Xagoraraki, I., Kuo, D.H-W., Wong, K., Wong, M. and Rose, J.B. 2007. Occurrence of Human Adenoviruses in Two Great Lake Recreational Beaches.  Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 73 (24):7874-7881.

McNinch, R. M., S. Singh and J.B. Rose. 2007. Recreation in natural water resources. In: Water and Public Health, ed W.O.K. Grabow. Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems, Developed under the auspices of the UNESCO. EOLSS Publishers, Oxford, UK [].


Websites of Interest:

Rose Lab Website