User:Brian P. Dilkes
About Brian Dilkes
He would like you to know about PLoS One a new way to get your research rapidly peer reviewed and disseminated. It is now two years old but still a hip, fresh and open access journal from the Public Library of Science!
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 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.
When not in the lab or working on the computer, I spend the vast majority of my time eating, sleeping, and repairing/rescueing/remodeling.