Dr. Jonathan Eisen

Professor of Medical Microbiology and Immunology
Professor of Evolution and Ecology
University of California, Davis


Jonathan Eisen is a Professor at the University of California, Davis with appointments in the Genome Center, the Dept. of Evolution and Ecology, and the Dept. of Medical Microbiology and Immunology and is also the director of the UC Davis Microbiome Special Research Program. His current research focuses on the evolution, ecology and function of communities of microbes and how the microbes interact with each other and with hosts. Prior to moving to UC Davis Dr. Eisen was on the faculty of The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR) and held an Adjunct appointment at the Johns Hopkins University. He earned his PhD in Biological Sciences from Stanford University, and his AB in Biology from Harvard College. Dr. Eisen was elected to the American Academy of Microbiology in 2012.