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Jonathan Eisen
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Amidst the November/December holiday chaos, myself and co-authors were proud to witness the publication of a neat new paper focused on ATM keypads in New York City. Yes, just like all other surface…
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Real time blood glucose levels on Apple Watch
Made a storify of a discussion from Twitter.

Loving my new Apple Watch with real time glucose values via my Dexcom CGM. [ View the story "CGM and Pump Discussion " on Storify ]
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What to do with old Knome exome data ...
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#agree  and that #phenomenon  is really interesting. Everything from magnetic fields up to rapidly r-factor replicating ideas comes into mind first :)
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A gloomy day at the #UCDavis Genome Center Halloween Symposium - a model for a #manel #yammm
It is a gloomy day, at least for me, at #UCDavis today. Yes it is raining and cloudy.  But that is not the gloomy part. I like rain and clouds and we don't get enough of either around here. The issue for me is the Symposium happening today in my building.  ...
It is a gloomy day, at least for me, at #UCDavis today. Yes it is raining and cloudy. But that is not the gloomy part. I like rain and clouds and we don't get enough of either around here. The issue for me is the Symposium h...
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Made a storify of a discussion from Twitter. Loving my new Apple Watch with real time glucose values via my Dexcom CGM. [View the story "CGM and Pump Discussion " on Storify]
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A little discussion from Twitter More coming but thought I would post this [View the story "Old Knome Exome Data - what to do with it?" on Storify]
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Vague rules give healthcare providers leeway in deciding when, or even whether, to report clusters of infections. And when they do, the public rarely knows. This is a really really big deal. We des…
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Possible carelessness w/ email vs. sexual predator, sexist, racist, lying, dictator-loving, anti-democratic, uninformed bully #NotEvenClose
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Is not "Possible carelessness"  a deliberately deceptive assessment of Clinton's baggage? Is bombing Libya, bombing Syria, overthrowing Ukraine, taunting Russia, rigging the election, supporting the Wall St. agenda, ignoring Israeli crimes not worth serious examination? Is any ONE of those actions not far more significant and worthy of examination than a non-stop focus on one candidate's character flaws?

This 24/7 wall-to-wall focus on personality, it is important to know, is being pumped out by a corporate media machine run by the 1% agenda. When you hear someone trashing someone else, do you not automatically wonder what the other side of the story is? Anything this blatant should give intelligent people some cause to scratch their heads a bit. Trump threatens a globalist ultra-rich system that is draining the wealth of the masses and destroying the environment at an alarming rate. He's a bafoon and an ass, but Clinton is a monster, or at least, the eager servant of a monster. Revolt is essential to our future; Vote for Stein.
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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
Education
  • 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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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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Root hair-endophyte stacking (RHESt) in an ancient Afro-Indian crop crea...
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The ancient African crop, finger millet, has broad resistance to pathogens including the toxigenic fungus Fusarium graminearum. Here we repo

Overselling the Microbiome Award for @nytimes on thumb sucking, nail bit...
phylogenomics.blogspot.com

I am continually torn about handing out "overselling the microbiome" awards to many "stories" that are coming out recently on new scientific

Total RNA Sequencing reveals microbial communities in human blood and di...
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An increasing body of evidence suggests an important role of the human microbiome in health and disease. We propose a 'lost and found' pipel

Reference-free comparison of microbial communities via de Bruijn graphs
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Microbial communities inhabiting the human body exhibit significant variability across different individuals and tissues, and are suggested

How to get some extra eyes on your publication – email everyone cited in it
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Interesting way of getting people to look at a paper. I am sure other places do this but I have not seen it too often (though this was in SP

Faculty Positions at #UCDavis in Disease Biology (1 in Entomology, 1 in ...
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UC DAVIS FACULTY POSITION ANNOUNCEMENTS UC Davis is recruiting two faculty, one each in Entomology and Plant Pathology, to work on organisms

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

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