Yeast Culture Collection Post Doc Fellowship Possibility

I got an email a few days ago that I thought would be of interest.  It was from Kyria Boundy-Mills the Curator of the Pfaff Yeast Culture Collection at UC Davis.


Kyria Boundy-Mills, curator of the Phaff Yeast Culture Collection at the University of California Davis, encourages US citizens to apply for postdoctoral funding from the US National Science Foundation to work in her laboratory. NSF has a funding program that targets work with biological collections. More information and application instructions are available online through the NSF website:
The Phaff Yeast Culture Collection is the fourth largest public collection of wild yeasts in the world, with over 7000 strains belonging to over 800 species in the public catalog, Possible research areas for a postdoctoral project include new species descriptions, comparative genomics, studies of stress tolerance, lipid production, glycolipid secretion, or other areas of interest to the postdoctoral candidate. The proposal for funding must be submitted to NSF by the postdoctoral candidate, but Dr. Boundy-Mills will assist. Proposals are due to NSF on November 3, 2015. Applicants must be US citizens. Funding is up to $200,000 (including indirect costs) total over two years. Contact for more information:, phone +1 (530) 754-5575.



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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.