User:Brian P. Dilkes

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About Brian Dilkes

Brian is a project scientist in the Comai Lab ( and here) at the UC Davis Genome Center.

There is a Brian Dilkes WikiCV on OpenWetWare.

There is a Dilkes project page under construction.

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Brian is currently investigating the molecular and genetic mechansims that isolate populations and species using members of the genus Arabidopsis. For his postdoc, he has been 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.

In the past, Brian has worked on the control of the cell cycle control during maize endosperm development with Brian Larkins at The University of Arizona. That was great too.

Even deeper in the past he worked on cell elongation with such luminaries as Burkhard Schulz (also found here), Malcolm Bennet, SungHwa Choe and Kenneth A. Feldmann.

Outside Interests

When not in the lab or working on the computer, Brian spends the vast majority of his time eating or sleeping.

Well, that, and participating in Bonneville Speed Week as part of Goober Biofuels Racing. Details to follow, but a number of land speed records will be attempted.