David A. Micklos

David A. Micklos

Executive Director of the Dolan DNA Learning Center

M.S., University of Maryland, 1982

micklos@cshl.edu | (516) 367-5172

Faculty Profile

As an undergraduate, I studied ornithology and vertebrate ecology. My senior project on the migration of the myrtle warbler introduced me to chi-square analysis. When it dawned on me that these pursuits were avocations rather than job descriptions, I tried my hand at teaching.

As a masters-degree student, I wrote a thesis on “The Social Constraints of Public Relations Science Writers.” Luckily, one of my thesis reviewers was a head-hunter, who added me to his list of candidates for a new position in public affairs and development at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. I had never heard of the Laboratory, but I had, of course, heard of its leader, who had also been interested in birds, and began the job in 1982. In 1985, I began to train high school teachers to clone genes, and started the DNA Learning Center in 1988. In 1990, my book DNA Science was published, and I won the Charles A. Dana Award, which impressed even me.

Now I have a unique job that draws together my hybrid experiences in the worlds of biology, journalism, education, and the social sciences. I don’t watch birds too often any more, but I still have my spotting scope. I’m hoping my sons will get interested in birds, because it’s important for people to learn how to see.

All Publications

CyVerse: Cyberinfrastructure for Open Science

19 Jun 2023 | bioRxiv
Swetnam, Tyson, Antin, Parker, Bartelme, Ryan, Bucksch, Alexander, Camhy, David, Chism, Greg, Choi, Illyoung, Cooksey, Amanda, Cosi, Michele, Cowen, Cindy, Culshaw-Maurer, Michael, Davey, Robert, Davey, Sean, Devisetty, Upendra, Edgin, Tony, Edmonds, Andy, Fedorov, Dmitry, Frady, Jeremy, Fonner, John, Gillan, Jeffrey, Hossain, Iqbal, Joyce, Blake, Lang, Konrad, Lee, Tina, Littin, Shelley, Mcewen, Ian, Merchant, Nirav, Micklos, David, Nelson, Andrew, Ramsey, Ashley, Roberts, Sarah, Sarando, Paul, Skidmore, Edwin, Song, Jawon, Sprinkle, Mary, Srinivasan, Sriram, Strootman, Jonathan, Stryeck, Sarah, Tuteja, Reetu, Vaughn, Matthew, Wali, Mojib, Wall, Mariah, Walls, Ramona, Wang, Liya, Wickizer, Todd, Williams, Jason, Wregglesworth, John, Lyons, Eric

Introducing the NSF-ATE InnovATEBIO National Biotechnology Education Center.

Aug 2020 | Journal of Biomolecular Techniques | 31(Suppl):S30
Smith, Todd, Bock, Heather, Hewlett, James, Lazare, Jennifer, Madabushi, Amrita, Mann, Candiya, Micklos, David, Nash, Bruce, Porter, Sandra, Rao, Poornima, Read, Russ, Tubon, Thomas, Wolslegel, Kristen, Fletcher, Linnea

Introducing the NSF-ATE InnovATEBIO National Biotechnology Education Center

Aug 2020 | J Biomol Tech | 31(Suppl):S29-S30
Smith, T, Bock, H, Hewlett, J, Lazare, J, Madabushi, A, Mann, C, Micklos, D, Nash, B, Porter, S, Rao, P, Read, R, Tubon, T, Wolslegel, K, Fletcher, L

Management, Analyses, and Distribution of the MaizeCODE Data on the Cloud

31 Mar 2020 | Frontiers in Plant Science | 11(289)
Wang, L, Lu, Z, Delabastide, M, Van Buren, P, Wang, X, Ghiban, C, Regulski, M, Drenkow, J, Xu, X, Ortiz-Ramirez, C, Marco, C, Goodwin, S, Dobin, A, Birnbaum, K, Jackson, D, Martienssen, R, McCombie, W, Micklos, D, Schatz, M, Ware, D, Gingeras, T

Management, Analyses, and Distribution of the MaizeCODE Data on the Cloud

23 Nov 2019 | bioRxiv
Wang, Liya, Lu, Zhenyuan, delaBastide, Melissa, Van Buren, Peter, Wang, Xiaofei, Ghiban, Cornel, Regulski, Michael, Drenkow, Jorg, Xu, Xiaosa, Ortiz-Ramirez, Carlos, Fernandez-Marco, Cristina, Goodwin, Sara, Dobin, Alexander, Birnbaum, Kenneth, Jackson, David, Martienssen, Robert, McCombie, William, Micklos, David, Schatz, Michael, Ware, Doreen, Gingeras, Thomas

Double triage to identify poorly annotated genes in maize: The missing link in community curation

28 Oct 2019 | PLoS One | 14(10):Article number e0224086
Tello-Ruiz, M, Marco, C, Hsu, F, Khangura, R, Qiao, P, Sapkota, S, Stitzer, M, Wasikowski, R, Wu, H, Zhan, J, Chougule, K, Barone, L, Ghiban, C, Muna, D, Olson, A, Wang, L, Ware, D, Micklos, D

DNA barcoding Brooklyn (New York): A first assessment of biodiversity in Marine Park by citizen scientists

18 Jul 2018 | PLoS One | 13(7):e0199015
Marizzi, Christine, Florio, Antonia, Lee, Melissa, Khalfan, Mohammed, Ghiban, Cornel, Nash, Bruce, Dorey, Jenna, McKenzie, Sean, Mazza, Christine, Cellini, Fabiana, Baria, Carlo, Bepat, Ron, Cosentino, Lena, Dvorak, Alexander, Gacevic, Amina, Guzman-Moumtzis, Cristina, Heller, Francesca, Holt, Nicholas, Horenstein, Jeffrey, Joralemon, Vincent, Kaur, Manveer, Kaur, Tanveer, Khan, Armani, Kuppan, Jessica, Laverty, Scott, Lock, Camila, Pena, Marianne, Petrychyn, Ilona, Puthenkalam, Indu, Ram, Daval, Ramos, Arlene, Scoca, Noelle, Sin, Rachel, Gonzalez, Izabel, Thakur, Akansha, Usmanov, Husan, Han, Karen, Wu, Andy, Zhu, Tiger, Micklos, David, Kuntner, Matjaž

Unmet needs for analyzing biological big data: A survey of 704 NSF principal investigators

19 Oct 2017 | PLoS Computational Biology | 13(10):e1005755
Barone, L, Williams, J, Micklos, D

Unmet Needs for Analyzing Biological Big Data: A Survey of 704 NSF Principal Investigators

14 Feb 2017 | bioRxiv
Barone, Lindsay, Williams, Jason, Micklos, David

The iPlant Collaborative: Cyberinfrastructure for Enabling Data to Discovery for the Life Sciences

11 Jan 2016 | PLoS Biology | 14(1):e1002342
Merchant, N, Lyons, E, Goff, S, Vaughn, M, Ware, D, Micklos, D, Antin, P

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