Jonathan Eisen, Professor, University of California Davis
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Jonathan Eisen is a Professor at the University of California, Davis. His research focuses on the evolution of new functions and the genomic diversity of microbes and microbial communities.
Eisen is also a vocal advocate for “open science”, the Academic Editor-in-Chief of PLoS Biology, an active and award-winning blogger (e.g., http://phylogenomics.blogspot.com), and a scientific prankster.
Previously he was on the faculty of The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR) where he helped pioneer the field of phylogenomics. He earned his Ph.D. in biological sciences from Stanford University and his undergraduate degree in biology from Harvard College