University of Kentucky College of Agriculture
 
 
 
RandyDinkins

Randy D. Dinkins

Faculty

 

Directions to University of Kentucky, Lexington, KYUniversity of Kentucky, PSS
Campus LocationAg. Science Bldg. North
1100 Nicholasville Road (Office:N220C)
Lexington, KY 40546-0091
Phone(859) 257-1647
Mobile(859) 421-1780
Fax(859) 257-3334
Emailrandy.dinkins@ars.usda.gov

 

Speciality

Education
1979 B.A. Philosophy; St. Andrews Presbyterian College, Laurinburg, NC.
1984 M.S. Agronomy; Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK.
1992 Ph.D. Botany; University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Genetic improvement of crop plants utilizing molecular biology, tissue culture and transformation approaches. Specific interests include forage-animal interactions, plant growth and development, gene discovery, plant metabolic engineering.

1992-1994: Canadian Government Visiting Fellow; Ag. Canada; Fredericton, NB, Canada.
1994-1995: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Agronomy; University of Kentucky.
1995-2003: Research Specialist, Department of Agronomy, University of Kentucky.
2003–2004: Research Assistant Professor, Department of Agronomy, University of Kentucky.
2004–Present: Research Plant Molecular Geneticist, Forage-Animal Production Research Unit, USDA-ARS, Lexington KY.
2004–Present: Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Plant & Soil Sciences. University of Kentucky.

 

 

This person page last updated on 2010-02-22



Research/Teaching Publications

    Refereed Journal Articles

    Dinkins, R. D., V. S. Tavva, S. R. Palli, and G. B. Collins. 2012. Mutant and Overexpression Analysis of a C2H2 Single Zinc Finger Gene of Arabidopsis. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter 30(1); 99-110. Published online: doi: 1007/s11105-011-0320-7.
    Authors in PSS Dept.: Randy D. Dinkins Glenn Collins
    Nagabhyru, P., R. D. Dinkins*, C. W. Bacon, and C. L. Schardl. 2012. Metabolite and gene expression studies in endophyte infected and uninfected tall fescue under water deficit stress. Pharmaceutical Biology. 50(5): 668-668.
    Thakare, D., S. Kumudini, and R.D. Dinkins. 2011. The alleles at the E1 locus impact the expression pattern of two soybean FT-like genes shown to induce flowering in Arabidopsis. Planta 234(5):933-943. Published online: doi: 10.1007/ s00425-011-1450-8.
    Chen, T., N. Nayak, S. Maitra Majee, J. Lowenson, K.R. Schäfermeyer, A.C. Eliopoulos, T.D. Lloyd, R. Dinkins, S.E. Perry, N.R. Forsthoefel, S.G. Clarke, D.M. Vernon, Z.S. Zhou, T. Rejtar, and B.A. Downie. 2010. Substrates of the Arabidopsis thaliana protein isoaspartyl methyltransferase 1 identified using phage display and biopanning. Journal of Biological Chemistry 285:37281-37292.
    Authors in PSS Dept.: Randy D. Dinkins Sharyn Perry
    Dinkins, R.D., A. Barnes, and W. Waters. 2010. Microarray analysis of endophyte-infected and endophyte-free tall fescue. Journal of Plant Physiology 167(14):1197-1203. Published online: doi: 10.1016/j.jplph.04.002.
    Thakare, D., S. Kumudini, and R.D. Dinkins. 2010. Expression of flowering-time genes in soybean E1 near-isogenic lines under short and long day conditions. Planta 231(4):951-963. Published online: doi: 10.1007/s00425- 010-1100-6.
    Jia, X., Wang,W., Ren,L., Chen, Q., Mendu, V., Willcut, B., Dinkins, D., Tang,X., and Tang, G. 2009. Differential and dynamic regulation of miR398 and its targets in response to ABA and salt stress in Populus tremula and Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Molecular Biology 71: 51-59 Publication URL
    Authors in PSS Dept.: Randy D. Dinkins Guiliang Tang
    Rao, S., R.D. Dinkins, and A.G. Hunt. 2009. Distinctive interactions of the Arabidopsis homolog of the 30 kD subunit of the cleavage and polyadenylation specificity factor (AtCPSF30) with other polyadenylation factor subunits. BMC Cell Biology 10:51. Published online: doi:10.1186/1471-2164-9-220.
    Authors in PSS Dept.: Randy D. Dinkins Arthur Hunt
    Tavva, V.S., Y.-H. Kim, I.A. Kagan, R.D. Dinkins, K.-H. Kim, and G.B. Collins. 2007. Increased α-tocopherol content in soybean seed overexpressing the Perilla frutescens γ-tocopherol methyltransferase gene. Plant Cell Reports 26:61-70.
    Authors in PSS Dept.: Randy D. Dinkins Isabelle Kagan Glenn Collins
    Palli, S.R., V.S. Tavva, A.K. Singh, R.D. Dinkins, and G.B. Collins. 2007. Ecdysone receptor gene switch technology for inducible gene expression in plants. In vitro Cellular and Developmental Biology—Animal 43:S14 Supplement.
    Authors in PSS Dept.: Randy D. Dinkins Glenn Collins
    Tavva, V.S., R.D. Dinkins, S.R. Palli, and G.B. Collins. 2007. Development of a tightly regulated and highly inducible ecdysone receptor gene switch for plants through the use of retinoid X receptor chimeras. Transgenic Research 16:599-612.
    Authors in PSS Dept.: Randy D. Dinkins Glenn Collins
    Tavva, V.S., S.R. Palli, R.D. Dinkins, and G.B. Collins. 2007. EcR gene switches for regulated expression of transgenes in plants. p. 48. IN: X. Belles et al., ed. 16th International Ecdysone Workshop. Journal of Insect Science 7:13.
    Authors in PSS Dept.: Randy D. Dinkins Glenn Collins
    Tavva, V.S., S.R. Palli, R.D. Dinkins, and G.B. Collins. 2007. Applications of EcR gene switch technology in functional genomics. Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology 65:164-179.
    Authors in PSS Dept.: Randy D. Dinkins Glenn Collins
    Tavva VS, Collins GB, Dinkins RD. 2006. Targeted overexpression of the Escherichia coli MinC protein in higher plants results in abnormal chloroplasts. Plant Cell Rep. 25: 341-348.
    Authors in PSS Dept.: Randy D. Dinkins Glenn Collins
    Tavva VS, Dinkins RD, Palli SR, Collins GB. 2006. Development of a methoxyfenozide responsive gene switch for applications in plants Plant J. 45: 457-469
    Authors in PSS Dept.: Randy D. Dinkins Glenn Collins
    Tavva VS, Dinkins RD, Palli SR, Collins GB. 2006. Development of a methoxyfenozide responsive gene switch for applications in plants Plant J. 45: 457-469
    Authors in PSS Dept.: Randy D. Dinkins Glenn Collins
    Tavva VS, Kim Y-H, Kagan IA, Dinkins RD, and Collins GB. 2006. Increased α-tocopherol content in soybean seed overexpressing Perilla frutescens -tocopherol methyltransferase gene. Plant Cell Reports online (DOI: 10.1007/s00299-006-0218-2).
    Authors in PSS Dept.: Randy D. Dinkins Isabelle Kagan Glenn Collins
    Xu R, Zhao H, Dinkins RD, Cheng X, Carberry G, Li QQ. 2006. The 73kD subunit of the cleavage and polyadenylation specificity factor (CPSF) complex affects reproductive development in Arabidopsis. Plant Mol. Biol. 61: 799-815. Publication URL
    Senthil, G., B. Williamson, R.D. Dinkins, and G. Ramsay. 2004. An efficient transformation system for chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.). Plant Cell Report 23:297-303.
    Xu Q, Belcastro MP, Dolan SV, Dinkins RD, Dirk LMA, Clarke SG, Downie AB 2004. A second protein L-isoaspartyl (D-aspartyl) methyltransferase gene in Arabidopsis produces two transcripts whose products are targeted to the nucleus. Plant Physiol. 136: 2652-2664.