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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

Publishing Symposia at #UCDavis Main Campus and Med School, October 16 & 17

The Office of Research, the UC Davis Library, and the UC Davis Clinical and Translational Science Center at the School of Medicine are hosting two Publishing Symposia.
The UC Davis campus Publishing Symposium on Monday, October 16th is a full day event at the UC Davis Conference Center from 9-5pm.

For more information on the agenda, confirmed speakers,

or to register visit:

This morning event on Tuesday, October 17th from 8:30-12pm at the School of Medicine Campus in Sacramento at the Educational Building,

Lecture Hall 2222.

This event will have some of the same speakers as the main campus event, but with more emphasis on medical, health and clinical sciences.

For additional details or to register:


UC Davis Center for Population Biology Postdoctoral Fellow Search

This is a great opportunity — and if you are interested in applying to do something on microbes or microbiomes … please … let me know .. happy to discuss

EFFECTIVE: September 22, 2017 DEADLINE: October 30, 2017

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW IN POPULATION BIOLOGY–The Center for Population Biology at UC Davis invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Population Biology, broadly defined to include ecology, phylogenetics, comparative biology, population genetics, and evolution. We particularly encourage applications from candidates that have recently completed, or will soon complete, their PhD.

The position is for TWO YEARS, subject to review after one year, and can begin as early as July 1, 2018. This position is covered by a collective bargaining unit. It has a starting annual starting salary of $48,216 plus benefits, and $6,000 per annum in research support. The Fellow will be a fully participating member in the Center for Population Biology and will be expected to have an independent research program that bridges the interests of two or more CPB faculty research groups. We strongly encourage candidates to contact appropriate faculty sponsors before applying. We also ask that each Fellow propose a workshop, discussion or lecture series that they could offer to the community of population biologists at UC Davis; faculty sponsors or the Director of CPB, Artyom Kopp, can provide additional input on this aspect of the fellowship. For samples of past workshop abstracts and more information about UC Davis programs in population biology, see

ONLINE APPLICATION: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, a short (1- 2 page) description of research accomplishments, a short (1-2 page) description of proposed research including potential faculty mentors, a brief (1 page or less) description of their proposed workshop, and copies of two publications, all in PDF format at: smmann.

Postdoc Search Ad 2017.pdf

New Faculty Position in Host-Pathogen Interactions at Cal Poly Pomona


The Biological Sciences Department at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) is inviting applications for a tenure-track, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR position in Host-Pathogen Interactions, beginning August 2018.

As Chair of a Department with a leading program in microbiology, we hope that you can distribute our faculty search announcement. The enclosed announcement describes the position, the qualities we are searching for in a candidate, and information on how to apply. We would appreciate your assistance in finding qualified applicants. The University and this Department are especially interested in contacting women and applicants from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds, but applicants from all backgrounds are eagerly sought. Please post and distribute the enclosed announcement to anyone you think may qualify and be interested in the position.

Although we are including information on our Department below, further information may be obtained by writing or by calling the Biological Sciences Department at (909) 869-4037/4038. Our Fax number is (909) 869-4078. For more information about the university, college and our department, you can access the webpage at Thank you very much for your assistance.


Drs. Christos Stathopoulos and Jamie Snyder

Chairs, Host-Pathogen Interactions Search Committee

Biological Sciences Department

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Call for Abstracts: 4th Annual UC Davis Human Genomics Symposium

4th Annual UC Davis Human Genomics Symposium

Office of Continuing Medical Education

4th Annual UC Davis
Human Genomics Symposium

Submit Scientific Abstracts
Deadline: Monday, September 18, 2017

Call for Abstracts Flyer

November 17, 2017
Friday, 9am-4pm
UC Davis Education Building, Lecture Hall 1222
4610 X Street, Sacramento, California

Symposium Webpage
Genomic Medicine Webpage

Complimentary Registration

Poster Prizes

University of California, Davis, Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


UC Davis Health, Office of Continuing Medical Education
4610 X Street #2301, Sacramento, CA 95817

At #UCDavis today Ami Bhatt on “Microbial metagenomic plasticity in clinical timescales”

Ami Bhatt MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Genetics
Stanford University

“Microbial metagenomic plasticity in clinical timescales”

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
1022 Life Sciences

Dr. Bhatt’s research program seeks to understand the interplay between human genetics and the microbial environment in patients with hematological malignancies.

Host: Dr. Sean Collins, Dept of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics