My research focuses on measurements to understand and predict microbe/surface interfacial processes relevant to natural (bacterial transport in soils and aquatic microbial community adaptation dynamics) and engineered (built environment, drinking water and medical implant) systems. Currently, I am focused on analyzing standard methods for surface sampling to rapidly assess the extent of contamination and decontamination effectiveness for building contamination and standards for biodetection in the field.
Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors American Chemical Society American Society for Microbiology
Multiple interagency working groups including the Department of Homeland Security led working group on Validated Sampling Plan (VSPWG) development
Morrow, J. B. and K. Cole, Germination Enhanced Decontamination of Bacillus Spores in a Simulated Drinking Water System. Environmental Engineering Science, 2009, in press July 26, issue 7.
Morrow, J. B., J. Almeida, L. Fitzgerald and K. Cole, Decontamination of Bacillus anthracis spores from water systems. Water Research, 2008, 42(20):5011-21.
R. D. Holbrook, K. E. Murphy, J. B. Morrow, K. D. Cole, Trophic Transfer of Nanoparticles in a Simplified Invertebrate Food Web. Nature Nanotechnology, 2008, 3:p. 352-355.
Yang, H.-H., Morrow, J. B., D. Grasso, R. T. Vinopal, A.Dechesneand B. F. Smets. Antecedent Growth Conditions Alter Retention of Environmental Escherichia coli Isolates in Transiently Wetted Porous Media. Environmental Science and Technology, 2008, 42:9310-9316.
Yang, H.-H., Morrow, J. B., D. Grasso, R. T. Vinopal and B. F. Smets. 2006. Intestinal versus External Growth Conditions Change the Surficial Properties in a Collection of Environmental Escherichia coli Isolates. Environmental Science and Technology, 2006, 40(22): p.6976-6982.
Almeida, J., Wang, L., Morrow, J. B., Cole, K. D. Requirements for the development of Bacillus anthracis spore reference materials used to test detection systems. Journal of Research of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, 2006. 111(3): p. 1-13.
Morrow, J. B., R. Stratton, H.-H. Yang, B. F. Smets, and D. Grasso, Macro- and Nanoscale Observations of Adhesive Behavior for Several E. coli Strains (O157:H7 and Environmental Isolates) on Mineral Surfaces. Environmental Science & Technology, 2005. 39(17): p. 6395-6404.
Morrow, J. B., B. F. Smets, and D. Grasso, Perceived substratum characteristics as a function of AFM probe and imaging fluid properties. Langmuir, 2003. 19: p. 6151-6159.
Smets, B. F., J. B. Morrow, and C. Pinedo Arango, Plasmid Introduction in Metal-Stressed, Subsurface-Derived Microcosms: Plasmid Fate and Community Response. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 2003. 69(7): p. 4087-4097.
Biochemical Science Division
Bioassay Methods Group
2006-2008: NRC Postdoctoral Fellow, Bioassay Methods Group, NIST
2004- 2005: Adjunct Assistant Professor of Engineering, Smith College, Northampton, MA
2001-2004: Environmental Biotechnology Fellow, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
Ph.D., Environmental Engineering, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, 2005
M.S., Environmental Engineering, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, 2001
B.S., Civil Engineering, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, 1998