Michael Eisen

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Michael Bruce Eisen

Michael Eisen
Born(1967-04-13) April 13, 1967 (age 45)
Boston, MA
NationalityAmerican
FieldsBiology
InstitutionsUniversity of California, Berkeley
Alma materHarvard College
ThesisStructural Studies of Influenza A Virus Proteins (1996)
Doctoral advisorDon Craig Wiley
Known forPublic Library of Science (PLoS)
Notable awardsBenjamin Franklin Award (Bioinformatics)
Website
eisenlab.org
michaeleisen.org
twitter.com/mbeisen
 
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Michael Bruce Eisen

Michael Eisen
Born(1967-04-13) April 13, 1967 (age 45)
Boston, MA
NationalityAmerican
FieldsBiology
InstitutionsUniversity of California, Berkeley
Alma materHarvard College
ThesisStructural Studies of Influenza A Virus Proteins (1996)
Doctoral advisorDon Craig Wiley
Known forPublic Library of Science (PLoS)
Notable awardsBenjamin Franklin Award (Bioinformatics)
Website
eisenlab.org
michaeleisen.org
twitter.com/mbeisen

Michael Bruce Eisen (born April 13, 1967) is an American biologist. He is currently an Investigator in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Associate Professor of Genetics, Genomics and Development at University of California, Berkeley.[1]

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Education

Eisen completed his PhD at Harvard College under the supervision of Don Craig Wiley while studying Influenza A virus Proteins.[2]

Research

His academic research[3][4][5] focuses on the evolution of gene regulation.[6][7]

Open access advocacy

Throughout his career he has been a forceful advocate for open science - the free release of the material and intellectual product of the scientific research. He is a leading advocate of open access scientific publishing,[8][9][10] and is co-Founder of Public Library of Science (PLoS). He serves on the PLoS board, and is an advisor to Science Commons. His brother Jonathan Eisen is also a biologist.

In 2012 Michael Eisen began protesting against the Research Works Act as part of his appeal to promote open access to information.[11]

References

  1. ^ http://www.hhmi.org/research/investigators/eisen.html HHMI Scientist Abstract: Michael B. Eisen, Ph.D.
  2. ^ Eisen, Michael Bruce (1996). Structural Studies of Influenza A Virus Proteins (PhD thesis). Harvard Unviersity. http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=e2wAHwAACAAJ. 
  3. ^ List of publications from Microsoft Academic Search.
  4. ^ List of publications from Google Scholar.
  5. ^ List of publications from the DBLP Bibliography Server.
  6. ^ Eisen, M.; Spellman, P.; Brown, P.; Botstein, D. (1998). "Cluster analysis and display of genome-wide expression patterns". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 95 (25): 14863–14868. doi:10.1073/pnas.95.25.14863. PMC 24541. PMID 9843981. //www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC24541/.  edit
  7. ^ Alizadeh, A. A.; Eisen, M. B.; Davis, R. E.; Ma, C.; Lossos, I. S.; Rosenwald, A.; Boldrick, J. C.; Sabet, H. et al. (2000). "Distinct types of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma identified by gene expression profiling". Nature 403 (6769): 503–511. doi:10.1038/35000501. PMID 10676951.  edit
  8. ^ http://www.guardian.co.uk/life/opinion/story/0,12981,1058578,00.html Publish and Be Praised (Guardian, UK)]
  9. ^ Brown, P. O.; Eisen, M. B.; Varmus, H. E. (2003). "Why PLoS Became a Publisher". PLoS Biology 1: 1. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0000036.  edit
  10. ^ http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/12.04/rave_pr.html 2004 Wired Magazine Rave Awards "For cracking the spine of the science cartel"
  11. ^ Dobbs, David (6 January 2012). "Congress Considers Paywalling Science You Already Paid For". wired.com. http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/01/congress-considers-paywalling-science-you-already-paid-for/. Retrieved 12 February 2012.