|Jonathan Andrew Eisen|
|Fields||Evolutionary biology, Genomics, Microbiology, Bioinformatics|
|Institutions||University of California, Davis|
|Alma mater||Harvard College
|Thesis||The evolution of DNA repair genes, proteins, and processes (1998)|
|Doctoral advisor||Philip Hanawalt|
|Known for||PLoS Biology
Textbook on Evolution
|Notable awards||Benjamin Franklin Award (Bioinformatics)
Walter J. Gores Award,
Esquire Magazine's Best and Brightest 2002
Elected to the American Academy of Microbiology in 2012
Jonathan Andrew Eisen is an American evolutionary biologist, currently working at University of California, Davis. His academic research is in the fields of evolutionary biology, genomics and microbiology and he is the academic editor-in-chief of the open-access journal PLoS Biology.
Eisen completed his undergraduate studies at Harvard College and a Doctor of Philosophy at Stanford University on the evolution of DNA repair genes, proteins, and processes in 1998, supervised by Philip Hanawalt.
Eisen's research focuses on on the origin of novelty, how new processes and functions originate in living things. To study this, he focuses on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis.
Eisen together with Nick Barton, Derek E.G. Briggs, David B. Goldstein, and Nipam H. Patel is an author of the undergraduate textbook, Evolution, that integrates molecular biology, genomics, and human genetics with traditional evolutionary studies. According to Google Scholar his most cited peer-reviewed papers are on the genome sequence of Plasmodium falciparum, sequencing the Sargasso Sea and a paper on the genome of Thermotoga maritima.
Prior to working at UC Davis he was an Investigator at The Institute for Genomic Research.
Eisen and his work is routinely discussed in the scientific and popular press. Examples include a New York Times article on the Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea in 2009 and extensive coverage of work on searching for a "fourth domain" of life. In addition, Eisen's blogging and microblogging work is frequently written about including for example. His brother Michael Eisen is also a biologist.
- Nipam H. Patel; Barton, Nicholas John; Derek E. G. Briggs; Eisen, Jonathan; Goldstein, David I. (2007). Evolution. Plainview, N.Y: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press. ISBN 0-87969-684-2.
- Office of the University Registrar - Walter J. Gores Awards | Student Affairs
- The Maverick - Esquire
- http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/leadership/6291 UC DAVIS PROFESSOR NAMED AMERICAN ACADEMY OF MICROBIOLOGY FELLOW
- http://phylogenomics.wordpress.com Web site for the laboratory of Jonathan A. Eisen
- http://phylogenomics.blogspot.com Jonathan Eisen's Blog, The Tree of Life
- Eisen, J. A. (2008). "PLoS Biology 2.0". PLoS Biology 6 (2): e48. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060048. PMC 2253640. PMID 18303952.
- "A new domain of life: Plenty more bugs in the sea, The Economist". 2011-03-24. Retrieved 2011-06-09. article about Jonathan Eisen in The Economist
- Eisen, Jonathan Andrew (1998). The evolution of DNA repair genes, proteins, and processes (PhD thesis). Stanford University. http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=-55EAQAAIAA.
- List of publications from Microsoft Academic Search
- List of publications from Google Scholar
- List of publications from the DBLP Bibliography Server
- Bio-IT World staff (March 15, 2011). "UC Davis’ Jonathan Eisen Wins 2011 Benjamin Franklin Award". Bio-IT World. Retrieved 23 March 2011.
- Gardner, M. J.; Hall, N.; Fung, E.; White, O.; Berriman, M.; Hyman, R. W.; Carlton, J. M.; Pain, A. et al. (2002). "Genome sequence of the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum". Nature 419 (6906): 498–511. doi:10.1038/nature01097. PMID 12368864.
- Venter, J. C.; Remington, K.; Heidelberg, J.; Halpern, A.; Rusch, D.; Eisen, J.; Wu, D.; Paulsen, I. et al. (2004). "Environmental Genome Shotgun Sequencing of the Sargasso Sea". Science 304 (5667): 66–74. Bibcode:2004Sci...304...66V. doi:10.1126/science.1093857. PMID 15001713.
- Fraser, C. M.; Nelson, K. E.; Clayton, R. A.; Gill, S. R.; Gwinn, M. L.; Dodson, R. J.; Haft, D. H.; Hickey, E. K. et al. (1999). "Evidence for lateral gene transfer between Archaea and bacteria from genome sequence of Thermotoga maritima". Nature 399 (6734): 323–329. Bibcode:1999Natur.399..323N. doi:10.1038/20601. PMID 10360571.
- Zimmer, Carl (29 December 2009). "Scientists Start a Genomic Catalog of Earth's Abundant Microbes". The New York Times.
- "Plenty more bugs in the sea". The Economist. 24 March 2011.
- Dickey Zakaib, G. (2011). "The challenge of microbial diversity: Out on a limb". Nature 476 (7358): 20–21. doi:10.1038/476020a. PMID 21814255. More than one of
- Mandavilli, A. (2011). "Peer review: Trial by Twitter". Nature 469 (7330): 286–287. doi:10.1038/469286a. PMID 21248816.
- The Scientist Magazine® - Magazines
- Brumfiel, G. (2009). "Science journalism: Breaking the convention?". Nature 459 (7250): 1050–1051. doi:10.1038/4591050a. PMID 19553969.