The Wild Life of Showerheads: Another great #CitizenMicrobiology project from ‏@RobRDunn - 

Rob Dunn is one of the true pioneers of Citizen Science and in Citizen Science projects involving microbes.  And here is another fascinating project from Dunn and colleagues.

The Wild Life of Showerheads Photo by Lea Shell- Rob Dunn Lab When Anton Von Leeuwenhoek, the first microbiologist, began to study microscopic life, he did so with a sense of stupefied awe. He

Source: Showerheads

You can sign up to possibly be a participant in the project and join Dunn and colleagues in learning about the microbes lurking in showerheads.

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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.