Author Archives: Jonathan Eisen

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

#UCDavis chancellor statement on freedom of expression

Just received this from Ralph Hexter the #UCDavis Interim Chancellor. I think it is important and worth sharing. Dear UC Davis Community, I have no doubt that the next few years will be ideologically charged ones for many college campuses … Continue reading

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ASM/ASV Conference on Interplay of Viral and Bacterial Pathogens

Forwarded message from Young, Vincent Hi All, Just to spread the word, particularly for your trainees— there will be a new conference May 1-4, 2017 that is co-sponsored by ASM and ASV. It will cover many aspects of intestinal biology … Continue reading

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At #UCDavis 2/22: Taner Sen on “Biological Databases …”

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At #UCDavis 2/21 – Elizabeth Grice “Skin microbiome dynamics in health, perturbation, and wound healing”

Dr. Elizabeth Grice from the University of Pennsylvania will be giving a talk at the Center for Comparative Medicine seminar series on Tuesday, February 21st, at 12PM in CCM 1008. The title of her talk is “Skin microbiome dynamics in … Continue reading

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At #UCDavis today: Dr. Karen Kapheim “Causes and Consequences of Social Evolution in Bees”

Dr. Karen Kapheim of Utah State University will be giving today’s Ecology and Evolution seminar. Title: Causes and Consequences of Social Evolution in Bees Room: 100 Hunt Hall Time & Date: 4:10pm on Thursday, February 16th. TODAY! From her website: … Continue reading

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2/14 at #UCDavis – Easton White “Your time series is (probably) too short “

***** CPB Seminar Reminder for Tuesday, February 14, 2017, 4:10pm in 1022 Life Sciences ***** Speaker: Easton White Graduate Student, Population Biology Graduate Group, Hastings Lab, UC Davis Title: “Your time series is (probably) too short ” Host: Alan Hastings … Continue reading

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Today at #UCDavis – Scott Edwards on Convergent regulatory evolution and the origin of flightlessness …

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At #UCDavis today: Kenneth Cadwell on “Transkingdom interactions in the gut”

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California Council on Science and Technology Policy Fellowship

got this forwarded to me   Embark on a Science Policy Experience in the California State Legislature as a CCST Science Fellow CCST is seeking scientists and engineers for a year of public service and government leadership training in Sacramento. … Continue reading

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At #UCDavis 1/26: Sally Otto “Genomic scope of adaptive mutations in the face of environmental challenges”

tomorrow at UC Davis

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