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To be filled in for any NSF grant. ----------------------------------------------------------- In order to meet the requirements of the benevolent, wise, and all knowing HR 3293, it is hereby declared in this written declarat...
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Fun (not) with Google Scholar and Biomed Central glitch
So I discovered a few days ago I had dozens of new publications in 2015. Cool right? Here is a screengrab: And here is another Until I realized, well, those were published years ago. WTF are they doing being listed as 20...
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This seems like an incredibly worthy cause: Source: FlintWaterStudy Research Fundraiser by Siddhartha Roy – GoFundMe In addition it is directly connected to the mission of microBEnet in that …
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Women in Science Summit at the California Academy of Sciences #sciwomen16
Collecting together information about the Women in Science summit that was at the California Academy of Sciences 1/28/16.  I was on one of the panels and live Tweeted the event as did an amazing collection of other people. Youtube Video of the Event   Stori...
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Should we eliminate all mosquitoes from the planet?
Made a storify based on a discussion about a new Slate article: [ View the story "Should we eliminate ALL mosquitoes from the planet?" on Storify ]
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ty. seems the best objections focus on uncertainty of consequences for the mosquitos' predators --though it seemed that it was not clear to people that MANY more mosquito species exist than are pests of human and would thus not be targeted. The very large majority of the pool of mosquito biodiversity would be retained. The idea merits further study and risk assessment. Let's be conservative about extincting a species, but not luddites eh?
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Tony Rodriguez Illustration of Me for WiredUK
OK so I have not worn a tie in a very long time and I pretty much don't wear a lab coat too often either but I totally love this: My illustration of Jonathan Eisen for Wired Magazine's UK edition is now in print. #editorialillustration #digitalillustration ...
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Simple solution: Template text for "National Interest" aspect of NSF Grants
To be filled in for any NSF grant. ----------------------------------------------------------- In order to meet the requirements of the benevolent, wise, and all knowing HR 3293 , it is hereby declared in this written declaration that this National Science ...
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A very strange & annoying Google Scholar / Biomed Central "glitch" #GamingMetrics
So I discovered a few days ago I had dozens of new publications in 2015.  Cool right?  Here is a screengrab: And here is another Until I realized, well, those were published years ago.  WTF are they doing being listed as 2015?  Clearly some glitch. And then...
So I discovered a few days ago I had dozens of new publications in 2015. Cool right? Here is a screengrab: And here is another Until I realized, well, those were published years ago. WTF are they doing being listed as 20...
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I feel like they could do some algorithm that they are already familiar with like minhash and figure out it's the same paper. 
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Reminds me of why I don't spend time on twitter. Way too fragmented for serious discourse IMHO.

I didn't get far enough to see if anyone mentioned that mosquitoes support massive summer bird populations in North America. If they went away that could have a huge knock on effect. But I'm with the idea in spirit - me and mosquitoes are not good friends.
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I really do look like this according to my kids
Can faecal transplants treat schizophrenia? Do probiotics cure asthma?
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Could have been worse, they could have added a stethoscope around your neck (and a sphingmomanometer in the background)
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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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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

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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.

Four simple tools to promote gender balance at conferences - guest post ...
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Guest post from Julie Pfeiffer. Julie Pfeiffer Associate Professor of Microbiology University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center https://t

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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Bad breath? Cavities? Gum Disease? Learn about the 700 kinds of bacteria in your mouth. | Crowdfunding is a democratic way to support the fu

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