Jonathan Eisen is a Professor at the University of California, Davis with appointments in the Genome Center, the Dept. of Evolution and Ecology, and the Dept. of Medical Microbiology and Immunology. His current research focuses on the evolution, ecology and function of communities of microbes and how the microbes interact with each other and with hosts. Most of his work involves the use of high-throughput DNA sequencing methods to characterize microbes and the use and development of computational methods to analyze this type of data.
Prior to moving to UC Davis Dr. Eisen was on the faculty of The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR) and held an Adjunct appointment at the Johns Hopkins University. He earned his PhD in Biological Sciences from Stanford University, and his AB in Biology from Harvard College. Dr. Eisen was elected to the American Academy of Microbiology in 2012.
In addition to his research Dr. Eisen is heavily involved in science communication and open science activities and is an active & award winning blogger (e.g. http://phylogenomics.blogspot.com and http://microbe.net) and microblogger (e.g., Twitter @phylogenomics).