Jose M Jimenez-Gomez, PhD.
Section of Plant Biology, UC Davis.
1002 Life Sciences, One Shields Ave.
Davis, CA 95616, US.
I am a Postdoctoral fellow in Julin Maloof's lab in the Section of Plant Biology at the University of California Davis.
In 2005, I completed my PhD. in JM Martinez-Zapater's lab at the CNB (National Center for Biotechnology) in Madrid, Spain, where I performed a quantitative genetic analysis of flowering time in tomato.
My main interests include genomics, bioinformatics and plant genetics, as tools for studying natural variation and evolution.
I am currently involved in the study of the changes produced in plants as a response to different light environments.
The degree of responsiveness of each plant to different light conditions is dependent on the origin of the plant and has an adaptive value. My research focuses in the molecular evolution of these adaptive mechanisms. To study this, I analyze the vast variation in light responses existing in nature, as well as the effect that domestication has in the way that plants perceive and respond to light.
A more detailed explanation on plant adaptation, responses to light and molecular evolution can be found in the Maloof lab webpage.