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The Washington Nationals need a traveling microbiology of the built environment expert #MoBE17

Well, I am in DC for #MoBE17 and was secretly hoping to get in a Washington Nationals playoff game on Thursday.

Heading to DC for #mobe17 and since the #RedSox are out I got out hat for another favorite team – go #Nationalspic.twitter.com/Gx0cpPdBjF

— Jonathan Eisen (@phylogenomics) October 10, 2017

And in some sort of weird coincidence, the Nationals are now blaming team wide illnesses on – you got it – a microbiology of the Built Environment problem. See this ESPN story: Nats: Roark over ill Strasburg for ppd. Game 4

In the story, Eddie Matz writes

“A lot of my team is under the weather with the change of weather, and the air conditioning in the hotel, and the air conditioning here,” he said. “It’s just this time of the year for mold around Chicago — I think it’s mold. I mean, I have it, too.”

Maybe the Nationals need to hire some sort of microbiologist to travel with the team. I know of at least one microbiologist who would like to do that.

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David Coil

David Coil is a Project Scientist in the lab of Jonathan Eisen at UC Davis. David works at the intersection between research, education, and outreach in the areas of the microbiology of the built environment, microbial ecology, and bacterial genomics. Twitter

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