If only all scientists were this cool

OK – I admit I am a bit biased since I am starting to collaborate with her on metagenomics related projects, but everyone should check out the new YouTube Video from Jessica Green. Jessica just moved from U. C. Merced to U. Oregon and if you want to know what she works on, well check out the video. Oh and make sure the volume is on.

The funny thing is, I met one of the founders of YouTube (Chad Hurley) a few weeks ago, and I was telling him how I thought scientists were starting to use YouTube more frequently to actually communicate. But I did not have too many concrete examples to show him. So Chad … you too should check out this video.

Author: Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. (see my lab site here). 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

7 thoughts on “If only all scientists were this cool”

  1. Cool, indeed! The music is great too. I just spent the past few minutes figuring out that it is < HREF="http://www.peterbjornandjohn.com/" REL="nofollow">Peter, Bjorn and John<>‘s song “< HREF="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51V1VMkuyx0&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Epeterbjornandjohn%2Ecom%2FPages%2FMusicVideo%2Ehtml" REL="nofollow">Young Folks<>“. Very catchy. The fact that I ‘m just hearing it now it proves that I’m no longer one of the young folks…Actually, I have wondered about the use of music in such YouTube productions. If the clips are not for profit, is it just a ‘don’t ask don’t tell” world out there?


  2. Jonathan, My 8th grader loves this PB&J song and I’m sending her your link in yet another (futile) effort to convince her that all us science geeks are really very cool.–Amy


  3. I think the only way to convince kids that scientists are cool is to not try to make them think we are cool. This is of course challenging. Or oyu could blow stuff up. That is cool.


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