Associate Professor - School of Plant Sciences, BIO5 Institute, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, CyVerse (formerly the iPlant Collaborative), College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Eric Lyons

Eric is an expert in plant comparative genomics and life-science cyberinfrastructure. He has published over 30 peer-reviewed research articles, four book chapters, and maintains the widely used comparative genomics platforms CoGe and EPIC-CoGe. He is a Co-PI on the NSF funded iPlant Collaborative and is dedicated to democratizing access to cyberinfrastructure for all life science research. His research group has been supported by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the US National Science Foundation, and the US Department of Agriculture. He is a triple graduate (BA, MS, PhD) from the University of California, Berkeley, and spent several years working in pharmaceutical, biotechnology, bioinformatic companies. He teaches a project-based learning course called Applied Concepts in Cyberinfrastructure. Areas of Interest: Comparative Genomics and Genome Evolution Computational systems and cyberinfrastructure for biological research Data Science Literacy Educational Background: 2006-2008 PhD: University of California, Berkeley (Plant Biology) 1997-1999 MS: University of California, Berkeley (Microbial Biology) 1993-1997 BA: University of California, Berkeley (Immunology)