Jonathan Eisen, a biology professor at the University of California, Davis, works on a lot of stuff related to phylogeny, evolution, and the microbiome. And he’s one of the few really well-known scientists who is also a prolific (dare I say it?) “blogger.” His website is called The Tree of Life.
Anyway, I met Eisen on my recent visit to UC Davis and have just been informed, via Dr. Cobb, that Eisen’s cat Annapurna passed away. His announcement, with a touching picture and caption from a few months ago, is from his website today:
Condolences to Dr. Eisen; many of us know what it is to lose a furry companion, and of the consolation such companions can provide.