Bacteria in Household Dust Reflect Who Lives There : Discovery News

Dust gathering in homes at this very moment is more alive than you might think.

There is a story by Jennifer Viegas in Discovery News about a new paper from Noah Fierer, Rob Dunn and others on the microbiology of household dust.

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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.