Joan B. Rose, Ph.D., the Homer Nowlin Endowed Chair of Water Research, Co-Director of the Center for Water Sciences, and Co-Director of the Center for Advancing Microbial Risk Assessment

Joan B. Rose, Ph.D., the Homer Nowlin Endowed Chair of Water Research, Co-Director of the Center for Water Sciences, and Co-Director of the Center for Advancing Microbial Risk Assessment

Weird Water Science: The Beginnings of an Exciting Career

Safe water helps ensure healthier and more productive lives for future generations. I am really proud to be part of the energetic and dedicated faculty and students that work in water science here at MSU. What could be better than carrying on a tradition of weird water science? Not much, I’ve decided.

Do You Know Where Your E. coli Are?

Summer is here, and it is time for vacations and fun activities, such as hiking and swimming. It's also time for you and others to spread E. coli around. Whether you are planning a trip on a cruise ship or just to your local beach, you should also be focused on staying safe and healthy. 


Current Research Projects

NSF/PIRE

Ballast water, residual waters taken in by ships that travel the world, may be contributing to the global travel of microorganisms. 

NSF/PIRE

NSF/PIRE

USDA/NIFA

Advances in bioinformatics can help provide the framework to keep produce safe for American consumers.

USDA/NIFA

USDA/NIFA

Halosource, Inc.

Household water treatment devices are used worldwide to decontaminate drinking water, and those devices are getting better.

Halosource, Inc.

Halosource, Inc.

NSF

By studying sediment cores, research can help determine the best ways to manage historic watersheds that are shaped by climate and human activities.

National Science Foundation

National Science Foundation

City of Toledo

When storms hit an area, the volume of water that enters a treatment plant can exceed capacity. What happens to the untreated water? 

City of Toledo

City of Toledo

Rose Lab

The Rose Labs are home to Joan's "water detectives", and to groundbreaking water research.

Joan's Lab 

Joan's Lab