Welcome to the Lab Page of Jonathan A. Eisen, Professor at the University of California, Davis. Dr. Eisen has appointments in the Department of Evolution and Ecology, the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, and the Genome Center and is Director of the UC Davis Microbiome Special Research Program. The Eisen lab’s physical location is in the U. C. Davis Genome Center. Prof. Eisen is a member of multiple graduate groups at UC Davis (Microbiology, Population Biology, Ecology, Integrative Genetics and Genomics, and Computer Science) and also a member of the Center for Population Biology and the Coastal Marine Sciences Institute.
Work in the Eisen lab covers a broad range of topics related to the ecology, evolution and function of microbes and microbial communities as well as science communication and participation. Five major recent themes of work in the lab are listed below. More on each topic can be found by clicking on the links
- Evolution, ecology and function of microbiomes and interactions therein
- Laboratory and computational methods development
- Phylogenomic diversity of microbes
- Communicating and engaging participation in microbiology
- Open science and open scholarship
Some current and recent major projects in the lab include: