Eliot C. Bush

Professor of Biology

F.W. Olin Science Center, Room 1240
301 Platt Blvd.
Claremont, CA 91711

Education and Professional Experience

  • AB, Harvard University
  • PhD, California Institute of Technology
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Chicago

Research Interests

Our current work is in the area of microbial genome evolution. We’ve developed a computational approach to reconstructing the history of genomic island insertions in clades of closely related microbes (link to xenoGI site). We are now improving various aspects of this method, and using it to study patterns of horizontal transfer across the tree of life. Additional information can be found at our lab web site.

For a Wider Audience



Computational Biology Textbook

  • Libeskind-Hadas R, and Bush E. Computing for Biologists: Python Programming and Principles. Cambridge University Press. 2014.

Selected Articles and Chapters

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Complete publication list