FlintWaterStudy Research Fundraiser on GoFundMe #BuiltEnvironment #microBEnet

This seems like an incredibly worthy cause:

Source: FlintWaterStudy Research Fundraiser by Siddhartha Roy – GoFundMe

In addition it is directly connected to the mission of microBEnet in that this is a fundraiser for the work of Marc Edwards, He is a professor at Virginia Tech and one of the heroes of the Flint Water crisis and also an excellent “microbiology of the built environment” researcher.  We and others (e.g., Amy Pruden, who works with Marc) have written about his work before here including:

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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.