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Still trying to wrap my brain around the Katehi controversy at UC Davis.  On the one hand, I am disappointed in many of the things that her administration has done.  On the other hand, I like a lot of what they have done, especially in regard to diversity i...
Still trying to wrap my brain around the Katehi controversy at UC Davis. On the one hand, I am disappointed in many of the things that her administration has done. On the other hand, I like a lot of what they have done, esp...
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You thinking she did what she did because of societal pressures only women face? Or that men are framing her? 
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New papers on microbes and the built environment. Microbes and fermenting households Samples collected through the Second Annual San Diego Fermentation Festival: From Sample to Multi-Omics Conclusions in under 48 Hours – Robert A. Quinn – mSystems (OA)…
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Now that QIIME 2 is officially funded (see my recent announcement here on the American Gut Blog), the Caporaso Lab at Northern Arizona University is hiring a new full-time developer to work on QIIME, scikit-bio, An Introduction to Applied Bioinformatics,…
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Spring at #Yolo Basin
As many know, I just love Yolo Basin.  Here are some of the better pics I have taken this Spring.
As many know, I just love Yolo Basin. Here are some of the better pics I have taken this Spring.
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Legionellosis has emerged as a major public health threat related to the built environment, and outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease in New York City and Flint, Michigan in 2015 have drawn increased attention to the problem. Cases reported to CDC have…
Legionellosis has emerged as a major public health threat related to the built environment, and outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease in New York City and Flint, Michigan in 2015 have drawn increased …
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Letter from #UCDavis Profs to Janet Napolitano about possible sexism in responses to Chancellor Katehi activities
The current Chair of the UC Davis Division of the Academic Senate forwarded an email to UC Davis faculty today.  This email included a letter that had been send from from Linda Bisson (past Chair of the UC Davis Division of the Academic Senate) and Rachael ...
The current Chair of the UC Davis Division of the Academic Senate forwarded an email to UC Davis faculty today. This email included a letter that had been send from from Linda Bisson (past Chair of the UC Davis Division of t...
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“Identifying anti-inflammatory bacteria in the human gut and their prevalence in HIV patients” By Catherine Lozupone, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Division of Biomedical Informatics and Personalized Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Colorado…
“Identifying anti-inflammatory bacteria in the human gut and their prevalence in HIV patients” By Catherine Lozupone, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Division of Biomedical Informatics and Personalized …
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As many know, I just love Yolo Basin. Here are some of the better pics I have taken this Spring.
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Koch’s postulates in the age of viral metagenomics 28 April 2016, noon A Virginia Perry Wilson endowed seminar featuring the great and mighty virus hunter: Dr. Eric Delwart, PhD Blood Systems Research Institute, UCSF 1010 Valley Hall Seminar (and lunch)…
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The current Chair of the UC Davis Division of the Academic Senate forwarded an email to UC Davis faculty today. This email included a letter that had been send from from Linda Bisson (past Chair of the UC Davis Division of t...
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Time for another good dose of Alan Sokal: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sokal_affair?wprov=sfla1
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Received an e-mail today from Cameron Turner (@enviroDNA) with information about an upcoming workshop “Understanding the Ecology of Environmental DNA from Diverse Disciplines” to be held at the annual ESA meeting, this year in Fort Lauderdale, FL, August…
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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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On pastrami and the business of PLOS
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Last week my friend Andy Kern (a population geneticist at Rutgers) went on a bit of a bender on Twitter prompted by his discovery of PLOS's

At #UCDavis 3/9: “Authorship and the Promises of Digital Dissemination,”
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A cross-disciplinary panel discussion on authorship in the digital age, with a focus on the specific goals and needs of academic authors.Aut

The Villain of CRISPR
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There is something mesmerizing about an evil genius at the height of their craft, and Eric Lander is an evil genius at the height of his cra

1/15 at #UCDavis: Tandy Warnow: New methods for species tree estimation ...
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Special Seminar: Tandy Warnow The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign New methods for species tree estimation in the presence of gene

Removing my name from the author list of #closedaccess "Unified Microbio...
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[View the story "Removing my name from the author list of #closedaccess "Unified Microbiome Initiative" paper in Science" on Storify]

Genome Engineering #GESB16 in Gent - for Men Only #YAMMM
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So I just got an invite to this meeting: Looks interesting. Not that I work in the field. But I decided to check it out. So I went to the we

‘Antibiotic addict’ India losing fight against lethal bacteria - The Tim...
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India is the world’s antibiotic popping capital, recording the highest number of such pills consumed annually — 13 billion pills as against

Microbiomania
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I love microbiome research. I have been doing it for 10+ years. However many people oversell it. Here are some posts on this. Posts tageed "

Innovative Genomic Initiative Post Doc Fellowship at #UCDavis and some o...
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Got this in email: The IGI is pleased to announce its first Postdoctoral Fellowship Award. This Award will provide 2 years of financial supp

Results for microbes collected by citizen scientists and grown on the In...
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Do microbes grow differently on the International Space Station than they do on Earth? Results from the growth of microbes collected by citi

The Koala Project! | Indiegogo
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A research project studying how antibiotics affect the health of koalas | Crowdfunding is a democratic way to support the fundraising needs

9 things PBS Newshour famously gets horrible wrong in story on fast food...
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Well, this is one of the worst microbiome news stories in a long time: Fast food kills gut bacteria that can keep you slim, book claims. So

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.

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