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Dietz L, Horve PF, Coil DA, Fretz M, Eisen JA, Van Den Wymelenberg K. 2020. 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic: built environment considerations to reduce transmission. mSystems 5:e00245-20.

Flannery JE, Stagaman K, Burns AR, Hickey RJ, Roos LE, Giuliano RJ, Fisher PA, Sharpton TJ. (2020). Gut feelings begin in childhood: the gut metagenome correlates with early environment, caregiving, and behavior. mBio 11:e02780-19.

Horve*, P.F., Dietz, L., S.L., Fretz, M., Van Den Wymelenberg, K.  (2020). Characterization of Viable Microbial Communities on Healthcare Associated Window Components. American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Microbe 2020, Chicago, IL, Jun 2020.

Velazquez, S., Bi, C., Kline, J., Nunez, S., Corsi, R., Xu, Y., Ishaq, S.L. 2019. Accumulation of di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate from polyvinyl chloride flooring into settled house dust and the effect on the bacterial community. PeerJ 7:e8147. Impact 2.353. Article.

Velazquez, S., Griffiths, W., Dietz, L., Horve, P., Nunez, S., Hu, J., Shen, J., Fretz, M., Bi, C., Xu, Y., Van Den Wymelenberg, K. G., Hartmann, E.M., Ishaq, S.  (2019). From one species to another: A review on the interaction of chemistry and microbiology in relation to cleaning in the built environment. Indoor air

Horve, P.F., Lloyd, S., Mhuireach, G.A., Dietz, L., Fretz, M., MacCrone, G., Ven Den Wymelenberg, K., and Ishaq, S.L. (2019). Building upon current knowledge and techniques of indoor microbiology to construct the next era of theory into microorganisms, health, and the built environment. Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology,

Ishaq, S.L., Rapp, M., Byerly, R., McClellan, L.S., O’Boyle, M.R., Nykanen, A., Fuller, P.J., Aas, C., Stone, J.M., Killpatrick, S., Uptegrove, M.M., Vischer, A., Wolf, H., Smallman, F., Eymann, H., Narode, S., Stapleton, E., Cioffi, C.C., Tavalire, H. Framing the discussion of microorganisms as a facet of social equity in human health. PLoS Biology
17(11): e3000536. Microbiomes Across Systems special issue. Nov 2019

Mhuireach, G.Á., Betancourt-Román, C.M., Green, J.L., Johnson B.R. 2019. Spatiotemporal controls on the urban aerobiome. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 7:43.

Stenson, J., Ishaq, S.L., Laguerre, A., Loia, A., MacCrone, G., Mugabo, I., Northcutt, D., Riggio, M., Barbosa, A., Gall, E.T., Van Den Wymelenberg, K. 2019. Monitored Indoor Environmental Quality of a Mass Timber Office Building: A Case Study. Buildings 9:142.

Fahimipour AK, Ben Mamaar S, McFarland AG, Blaustein RA, Chen J, Glawe AJ, Kline J, Green JL, Halden RU, Van Den Wymelenberg K, Huttenhower C, Hartmann EM. 2018. Antimicrobial chemicals associate with microbial function and antibiotic resistance indoors. mSystems 3:e00200-18.

Fahimipour, Ashkaan K., Erica M. Hartmann, Andrew Siemens, Jeff Kline, David A. Levin, Hannah Wilson, Clarisse M. Betancourt-Román, GZ Brown, Mark Fretz, Dale Northcutt, Kyla N. Siemens, Curtis Huttenhower, Jessica L. Green and Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg.  Daylight exposure modulates bacterial communities associated with household dustMicrobiome (2018) 6:175:

Chen, Jing, Erica M. Hartmann, Jeff Kline, Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg, Rolf U. Halden. 2018. Assessment of human exposure to triclocarban, triclosan and five parabens in U.S. indoor dust using dispersive solid phase extraction followed by liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry.  The Journal of Hazardous Materials Vol 360.

Emerson, J.B., Adams, R.I., Betancourt Romain, C.M., Brooks, B., Coil, D.A., Dahlhausen, K., Ganz, H.H., Hartmann, E.M., Hsu, T., Justice, N.B., Paulino-Lima, I.G., Luongo, J.C., Lymperopoulou, D.S., Gomez-Silvan, C., Rothschild-Mancinelli, B., Balk, M., Huttenhower, C., Nocker, A., Vaishampayan, P., Rothschild, L.J. 2017. Schrödinger’s microbes: Tools for distinguishing the living from the dead in microbial ecosystemsMicrobiome 5:86. doi: 10.1186/s40168

Vandegrift, R., Bateman, A.C., Siemens, K.N., Nguyen, M., Wilson, H.E., Green, J.L., Van Den Wymelenberg, K. G., Hickey, R. J. 2017. Cleanliness in context: reconciling hygiene with a modern microbial perspectiveMicrobiome. 5:76. doi: 10.1186/s40168-017-0294-2

Vandegrift, R., Bateman, A.C., Siemens, K.N., Nguyen, M., Green, J.L., Van Den Wymelenberg, K.G., Hickey, R.J. 2016.11.04; Hand Hygiene in the 21st Century: Cleanliness in Context; Biology and the Built Environment Center, University of Oregon, Eugene & Portland, OR, USA. 20161104_biobe_hygiene_dyson_summary

Hartmann, E.H., Hickey, R., Hsu, Betancourt Román, C.M., Chen, J,. Schwager, R., Kline, Brown, G.Z., Halden, R.U., Huttenhower, C., Green, J.L. 2016. Antimicrobial Chemicals Are Associated with Elevated Antibiotic Resistance Genes in the Indoor Dust Microbiome.  Environmental Science and Technology: 50 (18):9807–9815. doi: 10.1021/acs.est.6b00262

Hsu, T., R. Joice, J. Vallarino, G. Abu-Ali, E. M. Hartmann, A. Shafquat, C. DuLong, C. Baranowski, D. Gevers, J. L. Green, X. C. Morgan, J. D. Spengler, and C. Huttenhower. 2016. Urban transit system microbial communities differ by surface type and interaction with humans and environmentmSystems, 1:e00018-16. doi:10.1128/mSystems.00018-16

Mhuireach, G., Johnson, B.R., Altrichter, A.E., Ladau, J., Meadow, J.F., Pollard, K.S., Green, J.L.  Urban greenness influences airborne bacterial community composition.  2016.  Science of the Total Environment 571:680-687.  Note:  this manuscript establishes a baseline for understanding how the indoor microbiome varies as a function of landscape design.  The lab work and data analyses are the product of an architecture student trained at the BioBE Center.

Brown, G.Z., Kline, J., Mhuireach, G., Northcutt, D., Stenson, J. 2016. Making microbiology of the built environment relevant to design.Microbiome 4:6. doi:10.1186/s40168-016-0152-7

Adams RI, Bhangar S, Dannemiller KC, Eisen JA, Fierer N, Gilbert JA, Green JL, Marr LC, Miller SL, Siegel JA, Stephens B, Waring MS, Bibby K.  2016.  Ten questions concerning the microbiomes of buildings. Building and Environment 109:224-234.  doi: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2016.09.001

Meadow, J.F., Altrichter, A.E., Bateman, A.C., Stenson, J., Brown, G.Z., Green, J.L., Bohannan, B.J.M. 2015. Humans differ in their personal microbial cloud. PeerJ 3:e1258. doi:10.7717/peerj.1258.  Video

Adams, R.I., Bateman, A.C., Bik, H.M., Meadow, J.F. 2015. Microbiota of the indoor environment: a meta-analysis.Microbiome 3:49. doi:10.1186/s40168-015-0108-3

Meadow, J.F., Altrichter, A., Green, J.L. 2014. Mobile phones carry the personal microbiome of their owners.PeerJ 2:e447. doi:10.7717/peerj.447

Green, J.L. 2014. Can bioinformed design promote healthy indoor ecosystems?Indoor Air 24(2): 113-115. doi:10.1111/ina.12090.

Kembel, S.W., Meadow, J.F., O’Connor, T.K., Mhuireach, G., Northcutt, D., Kline, J., Moriyama, M., Brown, G.Z., Bohannan, B.J., Green, J.L. 2014. Architectural design drives the biogeography of indoor bacterial communities. PLoS ONE 9(1): e87093. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0087093

Meadow, J.F., Altrichter, A., Kembel, S.W., O’Connor, T., K., Brown, G.Z. Green, J.L., Bohannan, B.J.M. 2014. Bacterial communities on classroom surfaces vary with human contact.Microbiome 2(7). doi:10.1186/2049-2618-2-7. [featured in Microbiome Editorial “All hail reproducibility in microbiome research” doi:10.1186/2049-2618-2-8].

Meadow, J.F., Altrichter A.E., Kembel S.W., Kline J, Mhuireach G, Moriyama M, Northcutt D, O’Connor T.K., Womack A.M., Brown GZ, Green J.L., Bohannan B.J.M. 2013. Indoor airborne bacterial communities are influenced by ventilation, occupancy, and outdoor air source.Indoor Air 24(1):41–48. doi:10.1111/ina.12047.

Meadow, J., Bateman, A.C., Herkert, K.M., O’Connor, T.K., Green, J.L. 2013. Significant changes in the skin microbiome mediated by the sport of roller derby.PeerJ 1:e53. doi:10.7717/peerj.53.

Kembel, S.W., Jones, E., Kline, J., Northcutt, D., Stenson, J., Womack, A.M., Bohannan, B.J.M, Brown, G.Z., Green, J.L. 2012. Architectural design influences the diversity and structure of the built environment microbiome.International Society of Microbial Ecology (ISME) Journal 6:1469–1479. doi:10.1038/ismej.2011.211.

Other Publications

Fahimipour, A.K., Kardish, M.R., Lang, J.M., Green, J.L., Eisen, J.A., Stachowicz, J.J. 2017. Global-scale structure of the eelgrass microbiomeApplied and Environmental Microbiology 83(12): e03391-16 doi: 10.1101/089797

Klein, A.M., Bohannan, B.J.M., Jaffe, D.A., Levin, D.A., Green, J.L. 2016. Molecular evidence for metabolically active bacteria in the atmosphereFrontiers in Microbiology7, 772. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.00772

Blaser, M.J., Cardon, Z.G., Cho, M.K., Dangl, J.L., Donohue, T.J., Green, J.L., Knight, R.K., Maxon, M.E., Northen, T.R., Pollard, K.S., Brodie, E.L. 2016.  Toward a Predictive Understanding of Earth’s Microbiomes to Address 21st Century Challenges. mBio 7(3):e00714-16. doi:10.1128/mBio.00714-16

Alivisatos, A.P., Blaser, M.J., Brodie, E.L., Chun, M., Dangl, J.L., Donohue, T.J., Eisen, J.A., Green, J.L., Jansson, J.K., Knight, R., Maxon, M.E., McFall-Ngai, M.J., Miller, J.F., Ruby, E.J., Taha, S. 2015. A unified initiative to harness Earth’s microbiomes.Science 350(6260): 507-508. doi:10.1126/science.aac8480

Womack, A.M., Artaxo, P.E., Ishida, F.Y., Mueller, R.C., Saleska, S.R., Wiedemann, K.T., Bohannan, B.J.M., Green, J.L.  2015.  Characterization of active and total fungal communities in the atmosphere over the Amazon rainforest. Biogeosciences 12:6337-6349.  doi:10.5194/bg-12-6337-2015


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