551. Facilitating the Spread of Scientific Knowledge via Open Science
Session: Symposium: Media, Social Media, and Open Access: Communicating the Science of Infectious Disease
Thursday, October 3, 2013: 3:00 PM
Room: The Moscone Center: 104 (Gateway Ballroom)
Jonathan Eisen, PhD, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medicine, University of California, Davis Genome Center, Davis, CA

Jonathan Eisen is a Full Professor at the University of California, Davis with appointments in the School of Medicine and the College of Biological Sciences. Dr. Eisen’s research focuses on communities of microbes and how they provide new functions – to each other or to a host. His study systems have included boiling acid pools, surface ocean waters, agents of many diseases, and the microbial ecosystems in and on plants and animals. In addition to his research, Dr. Eisen is a vocal advocate for “open science” especially “open access” to scientific publications and is the Academic Editor-in-Chief of PLoS Biology. He is also an active and award-winning blogger and science communicator. Prior to UC Davis he was on the faculty of The Institute for Genomic Research and held an Adjunct Appointment at the Johns Hopkins University. He earned a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from Stanford University and an A.B. in Biology from Harvard College.

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