Eisen, Jonathan A.

Dr. Jonathan A. Eisen

Medical Microbiology and Immunology AND Evolution and Ecology
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA

Research Interests: Genomic Basis for the Origin of Novelty

  • Processes that contribute to novelty generation
    • Origin of new genes
    • Evolution of gene families
    • Lateral gene transfer
    • Symbioses
  • Constrains and biases in the generation of novelty
    • Mutation variation
    • DNA repair biases and variation
    • DNA  replication biases and variation
  • Model systems
    • Extremophiles
    • Endosymbionts
    • MIcrobial communities
  • Tools we use to study the things above
    • Genome sequencing and analysis
    • Phylogenomics
    • Bioinformatics
    • Microbial genetics