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My brother, on sexism and sexual harassment in peer review ..
A few days ago Fiona Ingleby, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Sussex (she's an evolutionary biologist who works on sex-specific behavior and other phenotypes in Drosophila) sent out a series of Tweets reporting on a horrifically sexist review she had received after submitting a paper ...
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Rob Dunn seeking community participation in suveying & analyzing Duke Forest warming chambers
Just got this email from Rob Dunn from NC State.  He said it was OK to post it ... so I am .. (I note - I just completely love this idea). Hi folks, As you might (or might not) know, we have for five years now been running a large-scale warming experiment i...
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Dr. Oz is under fire again, this time from a group of 10 physicians who wrote a letter to Columbia medical school reporting their dismay that he remains on faculty. Columbia came back with the expe...
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Just got this email from Rob Dunn from NC State.  He said it was OK to post it ... so I am .. (I note - I just completely love this idea). Hi folks, As you might (or might not) know, we have for five years now been runni...
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Just got this announcement by email and I thought it might be of interest: Join the curation effort and enroll in our first workshop! What: Workshop to produce curated 18S rDNA reference database. ...
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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
blogs.scientificamerican.com

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 ...
phylogenomics.blogspot.com

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...
phylogenomics.blogspot.com

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

CLICK HERE to support $79 Dental Genome Kit
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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

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...
phylogenomics.blogspot.com

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?
www.forbes.com

Several groups of scientists are engineering dangerous new viruses with the potential to become worldwide pandemics. After many scientists e

NIH Director Francis Collins’ ridiculous “We would have had an Ebola vac...
www.michaeleisen.org

Almost as soon as the African Ebola epidemic hit the headlines, NIH Director Francis Collins was making the rounds arguing that we would hav

World's first microbe 'zoo' opens in Amsterdam
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The world's first "interactive microbe zoo" opened in Amsterdam on Tuesday, shining new light on the tiny creatures that make up two-thirds

HIV denial: alive and well in 2014
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Everything old is new again. For years on this blog, I wrote about HIV denial and the few fringe scientists and journalists who espoused it.

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/40557/title/Hittin...
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Due to the effects of climate change, female fur seals that successfully breed do so later in life and are more likely to have increased var

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