Jessica Green, Institute of Ecology and Evolution

Jessica Green

Practice Areas: Biology, Sustainability, STEM, Women in STEM, Microbiology, Health, Germs, Engineering

Jessica Green is an academic expert in biology, ecology, engineering and sustainability of the "built environment," (i.e., buildings, homes, apartment complexes, offices, subways, etc.). She studies ways we can improve our health by improving how and what we build. At the University of Oregon, she is a professor of biology and co-director of the UO's Institute of Ecology and Evolution. She conducts research through the Biology and the Built Environment Center, exploring microbes (bacteria, viruses, fungi, etc.) that exist and move around indoor environments, especially in workplaces, classrooms, hospitals, subways, and our own homes. A biologist, ecologist and engineer, Jessica is a Guggenheim Fellow and TED Senior Fellow. 

Contact: | 541-346-5674 | @JessicaLeeGreen


Recent Media:
Fast Forward: Life After COVID-19 (Cheddar, Feb. 1, 2021)
Phylagen Launches Phylagen Surface™ to Easily Detect the Virus Causing COVID-19 (PR Newswire, July 30, 2020)
What microbes are hiding in your home? (National Public Radio Science Friday, Aug. 25, 2017)
Your office has a distinct microbiome (The Scientist, July 1, 2016)
U.S. scientists, including UO's Green, propose microbiome initiative (Around the O, Oct. 28, 2015)
UO architect and microbiologist explore how home weatherization affects beneficial bacteria (The Register-Guard, Aug. 9, 2015)
Designing a hospital to better fight infection (The Wall Street Journal, April 27, 2015)
From beetles to bubonic plague: bizarre DNA found in NYC subway stations (The Washington Post, Feb. 6, 2015)
A year in the City of Light with UO’s Jessica Green (Web feature, Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation, September 2014)
Jessica Green: good germs make healthy buildings (TED Talk, February 2013)
Earth's last unexplored wilderness: your very own home (Discover Magazine, July-August 2012 issue)