User:Brian P. Dilkes

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==About Brian Dilkes==
==About Brian Dilkes==
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Brian is an Assistant Professor in the [http://www.hort.purdue.edu/hort/default.shtml Horticulture Department] at [http://www.purdue.edu/ Purdue University].
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[http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~bdilkes/ Brian is an Assistant Professor] in the [http://www.ag.purdue.edu/hla/Pages/bdilkes.aspx Horticulture Department] at [http://www.purdue.edu/ Purdue University].
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There is a [[Brian Dilkes WikiCV]] on OpenWetWare.
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There is a [[Brian Dilkes WikiCV]] and [http://openwetware.org/wiki/Dilkes Dilkes lab page] on OpenWetWare.
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There is a [[Dilkes]] project page leftover from his Davis days, still under construction.
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He would like you to know about [http://plosone.org PLoS One] a new way to get your research rapidly peer reviewed and disseminated. It is now a few years old but still a hip, fresh and open access journal from the Public Library of Science!
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For the best the web has to offer on the subject, check out [http://www.polyploidy.org the polyploidy portal]!
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He would like you to know about [http://plosone.org PLoS One] a new way to get your research rapidly peer reviewed and disseminated. It is now one year old but still a hip, fresh and open access journal from the Public Library of Science!
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==Research==
==Research==
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The lab is split between investigating the molecular and genetic mechansims that isolate populations and species and modifying high throughput genomic technology to assess gene function in "orphan" organisms. During my postdoc, with [http://comailab.genomecenter.ucdavis.edu/index.php/Main_Page Luca Comai] at the [http://genomecenter.ucdavis.edu UC Davis Genome Center], I began looking at how genome organization can affect plant reproduction and survival. Long term interests include the roles of dosage-sensitivity in plant evolution, the contributions of maternal and paternal effects to seed development, and the molecular basis of hybrid vigor.
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The lab is split between investigating the molecular and genetic mechansims that isolate populations and species and modifying high throughput genomic technology to assess gene function in model, crop, and "orphan" organisms. During my postdoc, with [http://comailab.genomecenter.ucdavis.edu/index.php/Main_Page Luca Comai] at the [http://genomecenter.ucdavis.edu UC Davis Genome Center], I began looking at how genome organization can affect plant reproduction and survival. Long term interests include the roles of dosage-sensitivity in plant evolution, the contributions of maternal and paternal effects to seed development, and the molecular basis of hybrid vigor.
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In the past, I has worked on the control of the cell cycle control during maize endosperm development with Brian Larkins at [http://www.arizona.edu/plantscience The University of Arizona]. That was great too.
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Even deeper in the past I worked on genes that influence cell elongation and brassinosteroid biosynthesis with such luminaries as [[User:Burkhard Schulz | Burkhard Schulz]] (also found [http://www.hort.pudue.edu/hot/people/faculty/schulz.shtml here]), [http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/bennett-lab Malcolm Bennet], [http://plant.snu.ac.kr/ SungHwa Choe] and [http://www.ceres.net/AboutUs/AboutUs-CompOvw-Mgmt.html#5 Kenneth A. Feldmann] (now [http://www.arizona.edu here] again).
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==Outside Interests==
==Outside Interests==
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When not in the lab or working on the computer, Brian spends the vast majority of his time eating or sleeping.
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When not in the lab or working on the computer, I spend the vast majority of my time eating, sleeping, and repairing/rescueing/remodeling.
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Well, that, and participating in [http://www.scta-bni.org/Bonneville/Bonn_main.html Bonneville Speed Week] as part of [http://www.myspace.com/gooberbiofuelsracing Goober Biofuels Racing]. Details to follow, but a number of land speed records will be attempted.
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When I sleep I dream of participating in [http://www.scta-bni.org/Bonneville.html Bonneville Speed Week] as part of [http://www.myspace.com/gooberbiofuelsracing Goober Biofuels Racing]. A resurrection is in the works.

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About Brian Dilkes

Brian is an Assistant Professor in the Horticulture Department at Purdue University.

There is a Brian Dilkes WikiCV and Dilkes lab page on OpenWetWare.

He would like you to know about PLoS One a new way to get your research rapidly peer reviewed and disseminated. It is now a few years old but still a hip, fresh and open access journal from the Public Library of Science!

Research

The lab is split between investigating the molecular and genetic mechansims that isolate populations and species and modifying high throughput genomic technology to assess gene function in model, crop, and "orphan" organisms. During my postdoc, with Luca Comai at the UC Davis Genome Center, I began looking at how genome organization can affect plant reproduction and survival. Long term interests include the roles of dosage-sensitivity in plant evolution, the contributions of maternal and paternal effects to seed development, and the molecular basis of hybrid vigor.

Outside Interests

When not in the lab or working on the computer, I spend the vast majority of my time eating, sleeping, and repairing/rescueing/remodeling.

When I sleep I dream of participating in Bonneville Speed Week as part of Goober Biofuels Racing. A resurrection is in the works.

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