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Brian Dilkes

Dept. of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture Purdue University [1]
WSLR room 136
Roy L. Whistler Hall of Agricultural Research room 136
170 S. University Street
West Lafayette, IN
(765) 494-2584
West Lafayette, IN
eMail: bdilkes tohellwithspammers
Brian Dilkes OWW project page
Dilkes Lab Purdue Page



2003 Ph. D., University of Arizona, Department of Plant Sciences

1993 B. L. A., Oberlin College, Biology


2009- Assistant Professor, Department of Horticulture, Purdue University

2005-2008 Project manager for the NSF-funded “Functional Genomics of Plant Polyploids”, Department of Biology, University of Washington and Genome Center and Section of Plant Biology, University of California Davis, Prof. Luca Comai

2003-2005 USDA postdoctoral fellow, Biology Department, University of Washington, Prof. Luca Comai

1997-2002 Graduate research assistant, University of Arizona, Department of Plant Sciences, Prof. Brian Larkins

1992-1996 Undergraduate researcher, technician and graduate research assistant, University of Arizona, Department of Plant Sciences Prof. Ken Feldmann


USDA-CREES-NRI 2003-35300-13248 “Functional genomic analysis of plant responses to autopolyploidy” 2003-2005

Role: Project Director/PI

NSF Plant Genome Research Project grant DBI-0077774/DBI-0501712 “Functional genomics of plant polyploids” 2005-2010

Role: Project Manager, PI Comai

NIH R01 GM076103-01A1 “Dosage-dependent regulation in hybridization” 2006-2011

Role: Senior Personnel, PI Comai


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All Medline abstracts: PubMed HubMed

In Press

  • Henry IM, Dilkes BP, Tyagi A, Lin H-S, and Comai L 2009 Chromosome number dynamics in Arabidopsis' thaliana'</span>. Accepted at Heredity
  • Walia H, Josefsson C. Dilkes BP, Kirkbride R, Harada J and Comai L. 2009 Dosage-dependent deregulation of an AGAMOUS LIKE GENES cluster contributes to interspecific incompatibility. Current Biology In Press

In preparation

  • Josefsson C, Dilkes BP, Kozloff N, Torjek O, Meyer R, Altmann T and Comai L Hybrid incompatibility in Arabidopsis</span> is determined by a genetic network. In revision for Genetics
  • Josefsson C, Dilkes BP, Comai L. Natural variation in the species barrier between Arabidopsis spp. reveals a dense epistatic network. In preparation
  • Henry IM, Dilkes BP, Tyagi A, Lin H-S, and Comai L. Chromosome number dynamics in Arabidopsis thaliana. In preparation


  1. Gordon-Kamm WJ, Lowe KS, Gregory CA, Hoerster GJ, Larkins BA, Dilkes B, Burnett R 2004 Methods of using viral replicase polynucleotides and polypeptides. U.S. Patent 6,770,800
  2. Sun Y, Dilkes B, Larkins BA, Lowe KS, Gordon-Kamm WJ, Dante RA 2004 Cell cycle nucleic acids, polypeptides and uses thereof. U.S. Patent 6,777,590
  3. Gordon-Kamm WJ, Lowe KS Bailey MA, Gregory CA, Hoerster GJ, Larkins BA, Dilkes B, Burnett R, Woo, Y 2002 Methods of using viral replicase polynucleotides and polypeptides. U.S. Patent 6,452,070
  4. Gordon-Kamm WJ, Lowe KS Bailey MA, Gregory CA, Hoerster GJ, Larkins BA, Dilkes B, Burnett R, Woo, Y 2001 Methods of using viral replicase polynucleotides and polypeptides. U.S. Patent 6,284,947
  5. Dilkes, BP and Larkins BA 1999 "Transgenic plants: where is this technology leading us" in Biowork II (A. Borem, M.P. Giudice and N.S. Sakiyama, eds.), Federal University of Vicosa, Vicosa, Brasil, 213-240
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  1. Schulz B, Bennett MJ, Dilkes BP, and Feldmann KA 1995 “T-DNA tagging in Arabidopsis thaliana: cloning by gene disruption” in Plant Molecular Biology Manual (Gelvin, S, ed.) Kluwer Academic Publishers, The Netherlands pp. K3:1-17


“Maternal to paternal ploidy balance – effects on seed size” Translational Seed Biology Meeting, Davis CA Invited, Sept 2007

Dr. Strangelove and the coordination between offspring and parent" International Conference on Polyploidy Heterosis and Epigenetics, Beijing, China, May 2007

“Polyploidy-regulated hybridization barriers” Plant Animal Genome Conference, San Diego, CA, 2007

“Genome dosage effects in sexual hybridization barriers” Genome Center, UC Davis, Davis, CA, 2006

Dr. Strangelove, or how I learned to stop worrying and love hybridization barriers” Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 2006

Dr. Strangelove, Weapons of Mass Destruction, and the interploidy hybridization barrier” Purdue University, West Lafeyette, IN, 2006

“Dosage effects in interploidy crosses of Arabidopsis” Banbury Conference on Gene Dosage Polyploidy and Heterosis, Cold Spring Harbor NY, 2005

“Ploidy hybridization barriers: genotype x karyotype interaction” Plant and Animal Genome Conference, San Diego, CA, 2005

“Epigenetics of Arabidopsis polyploids: gene x genome interactions” Epigenetics Seminar Series Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA, 2004

“Cell cycle regulation mediated by maize Rb1 and viral interactors” Maize Genetics Conference, Lake Geneva, WI, 2001

“Cell cycle control in endoreduplicating maize endosperm” Annual meeting of the American Society of Plant Physiology, Baltimore, MD, 2000

“Zea and the art of cell cycle control” Pioneer Hi-Bred Intl., Johnston, IA, 1999


Undergraduate level

Laboratory sections of PLS312 (plant genetics; two semesters), BIO181 (introductory biology for majors; two semesters), and PLS100-H (Honors introductory plant sciences; one semester) while a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Arizona.

Guest lecture in Introductory Plant Sciences PLS100 H on “Water Potential, Transpiration, and Water Use Efficiency” 1997

Co-taught a self defense course within the Experimental College at Oberlin College

Research supervision of three undergraduates at University of Arizona, five at the University of Washington, and one at the University of California at Davis

Honors Thesis advisor for Sarah Dobrozsi at the University of Washington

Graduate level

Various lectures in BIO527 a seminar-style plant molecular biology course in the Department of Biology at the University of Washington 2003-2006

Lecture in BIOC533 a seminar-style minicourse on nuclear structure and organization in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Washington Medical School 2005

Research supervision of the Diplom Thesis project of Renate Weizbauer from the University of Cologne, done in Seattle 2005-2006.


Academic Editor for PLoS One 2006 –

Social Committee, Section of Plant Biology, University of California, Davis 2006

Ad-hoc reviewer for The Plant Cell, Plant Physiology, The Plant Journal, Plant Molecular Biology, The New Phytologist, Genetics, Trends in Plant Science, and Plant Methods.

Ad-hoc reviewer for the National Science Foundation (2004- ) and the University of Washington Royalty Research Fund (2005-2006)

Founding member and Tri-Chair of the University of Washington Post-Doctoral Association 2005-2006

Frequent panelist in efforts to educate graduate students about selecting high-quality postdoctoral training opportunities. Done for the UW Graduate School, UW Biology Department and HHMI 2004-2006

Co-organizer and participant in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute-sponsored workshop “Future Faculty Fellows” at the University of Washington 2004

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