From Jenna Lang: What the fungi do I do with my ITS library?

For those interested in molecular studies of fungi these two posts by Jenna Lang may be of interest:

Jenna is a post-doc in my lab and has worked on many different microbiome related projects over the years. She is starting to work on fungi as part of a new project on characterizing the microbes on seagrasses.  We are hoping to learn from her experiences and apply what she learns to other systems, like the built environment.


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Jonathan Eisen

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. 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).  In addition to research, I am heavily involved in the Open Access publishing and Open Science movements.