What is in your email signature?

We all have various things in our email signatures. Title, contact information and links are common. Little trite phrases are too. Since these things seldom get printed out, there is no harm in making them longish. I took the actual connection to my blog out of my signature because sometimes things that are WordPress get screened out of some servers. At the end of this piece, I’ll put what I have.

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What will electronic communication look like when this little fellow gets big?

But today I saw something new that I liked. It was a link to the person’s latest publication. Thomas Pradeau is the person that did it. I really like the idea. It is presumably changing often and gives people a way of keeping up with you, even if it is a quick look only. Here is his signature:

Thomas Pradeu
Full time permanent researcher in Philosophy of Science at CNRS
Immunology Unit
Group leader “Conceptual and theoretical analysis of immune activation and biological boundaries”
PI ERC Starting Grant Immunity, Development, and the Microbiota (IDEM)
CIRID, UMR5164, CNRS & University of Bordeaux
146 rue Léo Saignat
33076 Bordeaux, France
& IHPST Pantheon-Sorbonne University
13 rue du Four
75006 Paris, France
Personal webpage
Latest paper: Toolbox murders: putting genes in their epigenetic and ecological contexts (Biology and Philosophy)
Latest books: Individuals Across the Sciences (ed. with A. Guay, OUP, October 2015)
Towards a Theory of Development (ed. with A. Minelli, OUP, 2014)

 

Here is mine:

Joan E. Strassmann
Charles Rebstock Professor of Biology

Department of Biology
Washington University in St. Louis
One Brookings Drive
Campus Box 1137
St. Louis MO 63130

phone: (314) 935-3527
fax: (314) 935-4432
cell: (832) 978-5961
skype: strassm
e-mail strassmann@wustl.edu
http://strassmannandquellerlab dot wordpress.com/

Blogs: http://sociobiology dot wordpress.com/
http://slowbirding dot wordpress.com/
http://goodbyehouston dot wordpress.com/
Twitter: @JoanStrassmann

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About Joan E. Strassmann

Evolutionary biologist, studies social behavior in insects & microbes, interested in education, travel, birds, tropics, nature, food; biology professor at Washington University in St. Louis
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One Response to What is in your email signature?

  1. jeffollerton says:

    Interesting idea about putting in latest paper. I also have links to my research group’s website and to my WordPress site. But I also have two quotes that I really like, and which sum up aspects of my personal and professional philosophy:

    “Nature doesn’t give a damn about us, but we’d sure better give a damn about nature” Lucy R. Lippard (2006)

    “Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe” H.G. Wells (1920)

    I’ve used them for several years and with every passing year they strike me as more and more relevant to society.

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