Michael Eisen

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Michael Eisen
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Michael Eisen
Born Michael Bruce Eisen
(1967-04-13) April 13, 1967 (age 52)
Boston, Massachusetts
Nationality American
Fields
Institutions University of California, Berkeley
Alma mater Harvard College
Thesis Structural Studies of Influenza A Virus Proteins (1996)
Doctoral advisor Don Craig Wiley[citation needed]
Known for Public Library of Science (PLOS)
Notable awards Benjamin Franklin Award (Bioinformatics) (2002)
Website

Michael Bruce Eisen (born April 13, 1967) is an American biologist. He is Professor of Genetics, Genomics and Development at University of California, Berkeley.[2][3][4][5][6][7]

Education

Eisen completed his PhD at Harvard University under the supervision of Don Craig Wiley[citation needed] while studying Influenza A virus Proteins.[8]

Research

His academic research focuses on the evolution of gene regulation.[9][10][11][12]

Open Access advocacy

Throughout his career he has been an advocate for "open science", which is the free release of the material and intellectual product of scientific research. He is a leading advocate of open access scientific publishing,[13][14][15] and is co-Founder of Public Library of Science (PLOS) and serves on the PLOS board, the Academic Steering & Advocacy Committee of Open Library of Humanities,[16] and is an adviser to Science Commons.

In 2012 Eisen began protesting against the Research Works Act as part of his appeal to promote open access to information.[17]

Awards and honors

In 2002, Eisen was awarded the Benjamin Franklin Award (Bioinformatics).

Personal life

Eisen is the brother of Jonathan Eisen.

References

  1. Michael Eisen's publications indexed by Google Scholar, a service provided by Google
  2. "Michael B. Eisen, PhD". Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Retrieved 23 September 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Michael Eisen's publications indexed by the Scopus bibliographic database, a service provided by Elsevier.
  4. Michael Eisen on Twitter
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  13. Eisen, Michael (8 October 2003). "Publish and be praised". Guardian. Retrieved 23 September 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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  15. http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/12.04/rave_pr.html 2004 Wired Magazine Rave Awards "For cracking the spine of the science cartel"
  16. Howard, Jennifer (29 January 2013). "Project Aims to Bring PLoS-Style Openness to the Humanities". The Chronicle of Higher Education. Retrieved 19 November 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  17. Dobbs, David (6 January 2012). "Congress Considers Paywalling Science You Already Paid For". wired.com. Retrieved 12 February 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>