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This is a post in my continuing series of the "Story Behind the Paper." series. This post is from Benjamin Schwessinger, Pamela Ronald, Rory Pruitt, Anna Joe, and Ofir Bahar. A Phoenix Rises from the Ashes: A new discovery e...
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great resource to understand the case better - thanks Jeff
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Story behind the paper: Backbones of evolutionary history test biodiversity theory for microbes
This is a guest post in my series " The Story Behind the Paper ".  Post is by James O. Dwyer about his paper (coauthored with Steven Kembel and Tom Sharpton) in PNAS entitled " Backbones of evolutionary history test biodiversity theory for microbes Backbone...
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So been pointed to a meeting series by a colleague.  The meeting is the "Conference on Learning Theory" brought to use by the The Association of Computational Learning. Since 2004 they have had 31 Invited Speakers at their an...
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A Phoenix Rises from the Ashes: A new discovery emerges from the 2009 retraction.
This is a post in my continuing series of the " Story Behind the Paper. " series. This post is from Benjamin Schwessinger, Pamela Ronald, Rory Pruitt, Anna Joe, and Ofir Bahar. A Phoenix Rises from the Ashes: A new discovery emerges from the 2009 retractio...
This is a post in my continuing series of the "Story Behind the Paper." series. This post is from Benjamin Schwessinger, Pamela Ronald, Rory Pruitt, Anna Joe, and Ofir Bahar. A Phoenix Rises from the Ashes: A new discovery e...
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Should I testify in German court about how there is no such thing as the measles virus?
I could use some help from the crowd. I got this email a few minutes ago. Am wondering what people think about this? Should I testify in German court about how there is no such thing as the measles virus? Dear Prof. Eisen, my name is Dr. Stefan Lanka fro...
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Let's just throw out the germ theory while we're at it.
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Embattled scientist who lost his job at UCL 'said some stupid things which had to be condemned', Sir Paul Nurse, President of the Royal Society, says
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At least this affected his reputation. If this happens to some younger scientist, it is loose for the sciense. Einstein was not so easy person to deal with (to my understanding). What if he was put aside due to his social skills?
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The Association of Computational Learning Only Invites Men to Speak at their Annual Meetings 2004-2015.
So been pointed to a meeting series by a colleague.  The meeting is the "Conference on Learning Theory" brought to use by the  The Association of Computational Learning . Since 2004 they have had 31 Invited Speakers at their annual meeting.  30 of which hav...
So been pointed to a meeting series by a colleague.  The meeting is the "Conference on Learning Theory" brought to use by the The Association of Computational Learning. Since 2004 they have had 31 Invited Speakers at their an...
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Yet another mostly male meeting (YAMMM) from Cold Spring Harbor
I guess this would go down in "You Can't Make This Stuff Up" or something like that. A few weeks ago, I posted an anonymous guest post about the lack of female speakers at the Programming for Biology workshop at Cold Spring Harbor Labs: Guest post on Yet An...
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Kudos to California Academy of Sciences for Responding (Well) to Gender Bias Issue at Meeting They Are Hosting
Just a quick post of a Storify relating to a meeting at the Calacademy: [ View the story "California Academy of Sciences responds (well) to gender bias of meeting they are hosting" on Storify ]
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Professor at UC Davis
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  • University Of California, Davis
    Professor, 2006 - present
  • DOE Joint Genome Institute
    Adjunct Scientist, 2006 - 2011
  • The Institute For Genomic Research,
    Investigator, 1998 - 2006
  • The Johns Hopkins University
    Adjunct Professor, 2000 - 2010
  • The Public Defender Service of the District of Columbia
    Intern, 1987 - 1987
  • The Rocky Mountain Biological Lab
    Field Assistant, 1988 - 1988
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Davis, CA
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Bethesda, MD - Gaithersburg, MD - Boston, MA - Cambridge, MA - Stanford, CA - Gothic, CO - Brookline, MA - Medford, MA
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All microbes, all the time.
Introduction
I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. My lab is in the UC Davis Genome Center and I hold appointments in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology in the School of Medicine and the Department of Evolution and Ecology in the College of Biological Sciences. In addition I hold an Adjunct appointment at the Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute in Walnut Creek, CA. 

My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis (see my lab site here which has more information on lab activities).  I am an author on more than 200 scientific publications as well as an Evolution textbook and a variety of other things.  

In addition to research, I am heavily involved in the Open Access publishing movement and am Academic Editor in Chief of PLoS Biology

Prior to moving to UC Davis I was on the faculty at The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR) with an Adjunct Appointment in the Biology Department at the Johns Hopkins University. I did my PhD at Stanford studying the evolution of DNA repair processes in the lab of Phil Hanawalt and my undergraduate studies at Harvard College.

See my blog or tweets or Google+ Feed for the latest on what is going on in my lab and life and for conference reports, opinions on papers, and related information.

Finally, if you have made it this far and want to know more, here are some of my favorite stories written by others about me or my work
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  • Harvard College
    AB, Biological Sciences, 1986 - 1990
  • Stanford University
    PhD, Biology, 1991 - 1998
  • Walt Whitman High School, Bethesda, MD
    1983 - 1986
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Darwin: the Movie | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network
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It's true, Mr. and Ms. Hollywood Producer, Nash, Hawking, Turing were great and all, and their stories brought big bucks and a few Oscars ro

China must restructure its academic incentives to curb research fraud
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The idealised view of science as the curiosity-driven pursuit of knowledge to understand and improve the world around us has been tarnished.

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Calling attention to meetings with skewed speaker gender ratios, even wh...
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A few weeks ago I gave a talk at the Future of Genomic Medicine 2015 (aka #FOGM15) meeting. The talk seemed to go over well. I talked right

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Strangest microbial headline of month: Bacteria on Russian ‘sex satellit...
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There is really not much to say other than to point everyone to this article: Bacteria on Russian ‘sex satellite’ survive reentry | Science

Why It's Crucial to Get More Women Into Science
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The number of women in scientific research continues to lag behind the number of men, even though women make up half the nation's workforce.

It’s not “Publish or Perish” but rather “Do Great Science”
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Everyone knows the destructive influence of the impact factor on academic research. This journal-citation metric is abused as a proxy for th

Rediscovering some critical terms of use in microbial discussions: #micr...
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Earlier this week I was trying to come up with a short term to use when referring to the "Overselling of the Microbiome" and related hype. A

Should We Allow Scientists To Create Dangerous Super-Viruses?
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Several groups of scientists are engineering dangerous new viruses with the potential to become worldwide pandemics. After many scientists e

Waiting for our room right now. Woman at the front desk - Erin - is being very rude
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