Jennifer L Morrell-Falvey

Staff Scientist

Dr. Jennifer Morrell-Falvey joined the staff of Oak Ridge National Laboratory in 2004 and is currently a scientist in the Biological and Nanoscale Sciences group. Dr. Morrell-Falvey is a biologist with expertise in cell and molecular biology and fluorescence imaging methods.  Her research focuses on using imaging techniques to investigate biological systems at multiple scales, from macromolecular interactions and cellular signaling to community structure.  A main topic of her recent work is investigating the mechanisms that promote plant association by microbes using a combination of molecular genetics, live cell imaging methods, and super resolution microscopy.  Jennifer received a Ph.D. in genetics from Purdue University in 1997 and did her postdoctoral training at Vanderbilt School of Medicine/HHMI.  She also holds a Joint Faculty appointment in the Department of Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology at the University of Tennessee. 

Patents

US Design Patent No. US D754,871S for Microscope Slide-In chamber. 

Specialized Equipment

Our imaging facilities include a Zeiss LSM710 confocal microscope equipped with an environmental chamber for controlling temperature, humidity and CO2 levels, a Zeiss Elyra microscope with super-resolution capabilities (structured illumination microsc...