Draft post cleanup #10: trip to LA artificially sweetened by Carolyn de la Peña

Yet another post in my “draft blog post cleanup” series.  Here is #10:

Went on a mini trip to UCLA for a mini meeting in November. It seemed appropriate that I brought with me to Los Angeles, land of empty pleasures – the new book from UC Davis Professor Carolyn de la Peña – “Empty Pleasures” on the history of artificial sweeteners. So I took a picture of the book overlooking part of LA from my hotel room:



The book is great read by the way …

About 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
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