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About Jonathan A. Eisen Ph.D.

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. My lab is in the UC Davis Genome Center and I hold appointments in the Departments of Medical Microbiology and Evolution and Ecology. In addition I hold an Adjunct appointment at the Joint Genome Institute in Walnut Creek, CA.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 (see my lab site here). In addition to research, I am heavily involved in the Open Access publishing movement and am Academic Editor in Chief of PLoS Biology. Prior to moving to UC Davis I was on the faculty at The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR) with an Adjunct Appointment at the Johns Hopkins University. I did my PhD at Stanford studying the evolution of DNA repair processes and my undergraduate studies at Harvard.

Positions

Present Faculty Member, University of California, Davis
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