Congrats to Jack Gilbert, one of the “40 under 40” in Chicago

I generally try to avoid any type of discussion of the age of researchers and I also generally never ask people about their age.  But this time it is in a story so I think it is OK to mention: Jack Gilbert of Argonne National Laboratory is on Crain’s Chicago 40 Under 40 2014 list.  This 40 under 40 list is from Crain’s and focuses on people in Chicago and it is good to see them select a microbial ecologist as one of the honorees.  Congrats Jack.

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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.