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Founder   ThinkLab  
On a mission to bring about a world in which scientists share their research openly online and in real-time while collaborating with peers worldwide.
Assistant Project Scientist   University of California, Davis   Genome Center
I am an ecologist who studies the microbiology of animals and places where animals live. As a member of Jonathan Eisen's lab, I am also actively learning about science blogging, tweeting and open science.
Professor   University of California, Davis   Evolution and Ecology
I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. My lab is in the UC Davis Genome Center and I hold appointments in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology in the School of Medicine and the Department of Evolution and Ecology in the College of Biological Sciences. In addition I hold an Adjunct appointment at the Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute in Walnut Creek, CA. 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 (see my lab site here which has more information on lab activities). I am an author on more than 200 scientific publications as well as an Evolution textbook and a variety of other things. In addition to my research I have been heavily involved in many "open science" activities. Among my open science activities: * I have been involved in PLOS Biology from its beginning - I was one of the founding Academic Editors, subsequently served as Academic Editor in Chief and am now the Chair of their Advisory Board. * Editorial Board of BioRXiv * Winner of the Benjamin Franklin Award for Open Science in 2012 * Active and award winning science blogger and microblogger
Project Scientist   University of California, Davis   Genome Center
David Coil is responsible for supervising undergraduate research projects in microbial ecology and genomics in the Eisen Lab. Also assisting existing research projects in the lab including microbial sampling, metagenomics, and genome assembly. And finally, performing public outreach in Microbiology through the microBEnet project, which is focused on communication in the context of studies of microbiology of the built environment. David received his PhD in 2005 from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center/University of Washington, working on retroviruses. Since then he has lectured at the UW, done a post-doc in Belgium working on Legionella, and helps direct a non-profit in Alaska called Ground Truth Trekking. Follow him on Twitter: @davidacoil
Postdoctoral Researcher   University of California, Davis   UC Davis Genome Center
Postdoctoral Research Associate   University of Oregon   Institute of Ecology and Evolution
Executive Director   Bayes Impact  
PhD Candidate   University of California, San Francisco   Biological & Medical Informatics
Digital craftsman of the biodata revolution and pioneer of data integration for human health.
Professor   University of California, San Francisco   Neurology
Assistant Professor   University of Pennsylvania   Systems Pharmacology and Translational Therapeutics
Research Scientist   University of California, San Francisco   Department of Neurology
Got taught Maths and Physics, enjoyed Neuroscience in grad school, now working on building smart stuff for clinicians with algorithms and data.
Researcher   National Institutes of Health (NIH)   Digital World
Working on a public version history for science.
MS   New York University   Computer Science
Human Capital development manager, Bioinformatics   CPGR  
Dr. rer. nat.   Ludwig-Maximilans University   Human Biology and BioImaging
Postgraduate research student   University College London, University of London