The Salk Institute welcomes new Non-Resident Fellow
The Salk Institute is pleased and honored to welcome Caroline Dean as the newest Non-Resident Fellow. Non-Resident Fellows are a group of distinguished scientists from world-renowned academic and research institutions that help advise the Institute's faculty on appointments, promotions and scientific programs.
Dean's research concentrates on the timing of the transition to reproductive development in plants. For the last 20 years, she has focused on understanding the molecular controls used by plants to judge when to flower. Her lab also contributed to the genetic and physical mapping of the Arabidopsis genome and established a transposon tagging system.
Dean completed her graduate education at the University of York in 1983. She then spent five years in California conducting postdoctoral research at the plant biotech company Advanced Genetic Sciences. In 1988, she returned to the UK to take a position as project leader at the John Innes Centre. Among her many notable achievements, Dean served as president of the International Society of Plant Molecular Biology (1999- 2001), as a Royal Society Council Fellow (2005-2007), and as associate research director of the John Innes Centre (1999-2008). She was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society and Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 2004 and Foreign Member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences in 2008.