Maloof Lab:Jose M. Jimenez-Gomez

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Room 2115
Section of Plant Biology
1002 Life Sciences, One Shields Ave.
University of California Davis
Davis, CA 95616


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Jose M Jimenez-Gomez, PhD.


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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 evolution of plants responses 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 changes produced at the molecular level during evolution. In order to do so, 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 at the Maloof lab webpage.