Dr. Joan B. Rose currently holds the Homer Nowlin Chair in
Water Research at Michigan State University after receiving her PhD from the University of
Arizona and spending 14 years at the University of South Florida. Dr. Rose is an international expert in
water microbiology, water quality and public health safety, publishing more than 250
manuscripts. She is the only woman to
win the Clarke Water Prize for outstanding contributions to water science. She is considered one of the authorities on Cryptosporidium.
She is currently
co-director of the Center for Water Sciences which includes work with the Great Lakes and
Human Health Center of NOAA. She is also
Co-Director of the EPA/DHLS Center for Advancing Microbial Risk Assessment. She is currently the chair of the EPA Science
Advisory Board Committee on Drinking Water and serves as an advisor to the US-Canada
International Joint Commission.
Rose lab web site: http://www.fw.msu.edu/people/RoseJoan/index.htm
Summary of Dr. Rose's talk: Click here for pdf
Talk Title: "Smart Weapons for the War Against Antibiotic Resistance and Bioterrorism"
Dr. Philip R. Cunningham is an Associate Professor in the Wayne State University Department of Biological Sciences. Dr. Cunningham earned his Ph.D. in Microbiology from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale IL, was a postdoctoral fellow at the Roche Institute of Molecular Biology in Nutley, NJ and joined the faculty in the Department of Biological Sciences at WSU in 1991. Dr. Cunningham received the College of Science Teaching Award in 1998, a WSU Career Development Chair in 2001, the Presidents Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2004 and was appointed a National Academies Education Fellow in the Life Sciences in 2004. He also co-founded the biotechnology company RiboNovix, Inc. where he serves as Chief Scientific Officer and Chair of the Science Board. Dr. Cunningham is the inventor on four patents that address the issue of antibiotic resistance.
Cunningham lab web site: http://bio.wayne.edu/profhtml/Cunningham/more_info/info1.htm
Article about Cunningham's research: "Saving Lives in an Antibiotic-Resistant World"
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