Alshae Logan-Jackson is a sixth-year Ph.D. candidate in the Microbiology and Molecular Genetics (MMG) program in the laboratory of Dr. Joan Rose. Alshae received her B.S. in Biology from Shaw University, after which she obtained an M.S. in Biology from North Carolina Agriculture and Technical State University. Alshae’s doctoral research focuses on understanding the ecology and occurrence of pathogenic species of Legionella in drinking water supply systems. As a member of the Rose lab, she studies the genetic diversity of Legionella from source to use, including taps and other exposure sites. In her research at MSU, Alshae is collecting environmental samples, applying classical microbiology, and molecular biology to determine the occurrence and concentration of pathogenic Legionella species. The Rose lab investigates many physiochemical factors that promote the growth of Legionella. However, there is still little understanding of the various in-situ water quality parameters, which may enhance the Legionella’s growth within complicated premise plumbing with various water residence times and usage. She is working on several publications and is contributing to the Center on Right Sizing Tomorrow's Water Systems for Efficiency, Sustainability, and Public Health
- Logan-Jackson, A. R. Rose, J.B. (2019). Enumeration and Characterization of Six Legionella species from Large Research and Educational Buildings (In Progress).
- Agostoni, M., Logan-Jackson, A. R., Heinz, E. R., Severin, G. B., Bruger, E. L., Waters, C. M., & Montgomery, B. L. (2018). Homeostasis of Second Messenger Cyclic-di-AMP Is Critical for Cyanobacterial Fitness and Acclimation to Abiotic Stress. Frontiers in Microbiology, 9.