Author Archives: Jonathan Eisen

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

Lee Kump 6/1 at #UCDavis – How did the atmosphere become oxygen-rich?

________ Seminar Announcement The Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences is hosting the Eldridge Moores Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Professor Lee Kump of Penn State University who will be delivering the Distinguished Lecture “How did the atmosphere become oxygen-rich?” at 4:10 … Continue reading

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Today at #UCDavis: Kabir Peay on ‘Microbes, mutualism and the nature of soil biodiversity’

Kabir Peay Stanford University "Microbes, mutualism and the nature of soil biodiversity" 4:10pm Social Sciences 1100. Abstract: Microbes are a critical component of the diversity and function of ecosystems. Among microbes, fungi are key regulators of decomposition rates, facilitate plant … Continue reading

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#UCDavis summer program on “Girls Saving the World through Engineering”

The UC Davis Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering will be offering a free five day camp will engage girls in sustainable engineering design: "Girls Saving the World through Engineering." Through hands-on activities, design challenges, and discussions, girls will 1) … Continue reading

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Program Fellow position at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation in Symbiosis

Well, this could be a nice job … The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation’s science program supports exceptional scientists, invests in new technologies, and brings together new scientific partnerships. We believe in the inherent value of science and the sense … Continue reading

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Communication Science to Policy Makers” May 25 – Kit Batten and Deborah Ortiz

From: bounce-315852-23241907 Date: May 17, 2016 at 3:34:18 PM PDT Cc: “Linda A Ziegahn” <laziegahn> Subject: CTSC ANNOUNCEMENT: Science Communication Seminar Series – “Communication Science to Policy Makers” May 25 – Kit Batten and Deborah Ortiz Communicating Science to Policy … Continue reading

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5/17 at #UCDavis Brandon Cooper “Wolbachia frequency variation in space and time in a hybridizing host clade”

***** CPB Seminar Reminder for Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 4:10pm in 1022 Life Sciences ***** Speaker: Brandon Cooper Postdoctoral Researcher, UC Davis Title: “Wolbachia frequency variation in space and time in a hybridizing host clade” Host: Michael Turelli The entire … Continue reading

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Today at #UCDavis: Susan Williams “Along the Spice Route: The Quest to Protect Indonesia’s Marine Biodiversity”

Got this in the inter tubes: Dear Colleagues, A friendly reminder that today’s Ecology and Evolution speaker is our own Susan Williams, faculty in Evolution and Ecology, and Bodega Marine Lab. Susan and her lab’s research "focuses on the ecology … Continue reading

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Bodega Marine Lab seeks Jr. Specialist Applicants

Hello Colleagues- The UC Davis Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences seeks applicants for a Junior Specialist position at the Bodega Marine Laboratory. The position is 100% (fulltime) for 12 months and is located at UC Davis Bodega Marine Laboratory … Continue reading

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Job at #UCDavis: Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, Graduate Studies

DEANS, DIRECTORS, DEPARTMENT CHAIRS, AND MEMBERS OF THE ACADEMIC SENATE RE: Recruitment of Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, Graduate Studies The Office of Graduate Studies is pleased to invite nominations and applications for the position of Associate Dean for Graduate … Continue reading

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Today at #UCDavis John Roth: Uprooting the tree of life

MIC 291: Selected Topics in Microbiology Work-in-Progress Seminars Dr. John Roth "Uprooting the tree of life" Wednesday, May 4, 2016 4:10 pm 1022 Life Sciences Roth 5-4-16.doc

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