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Welcome to the Lab Page of Jonathan A. Eisen, Professor at the University of California, Davis. Research in the lab focuses on the “phylogenomics of novelty” in microbes.  Major research themes include:

  • The genomic basis for the origin and evolution of new functions.
  • The ecology and evolution of microbial communities.
  • The co-evolution of microbes and their carrying vessels (i.e., hosts).
  • Variation in “evolvability.”
  • The development of phylogeny-driven computational tools to analyze genomic and metagenomic sequence data.

The lab also has a major focus on various “open science” and “digital scholarship” activities.  Examples include the microBEnet and ICIS projects.  Browse the menus above to find out more information.