We invite applications for postdoctoral fellowships in the Plant-
Insect Group (PIG) at the University of Arizona. The PIG is funded by
a 5yr Research Traing Grant from a triagency group - NSF/DOE/USDA. The
13 participating faculty are housed in the Departments of Plant
Sciences, Entomology, Biochemistry, and Ecology and Evolutionary
Biology. The "plant" faculty include:
Hans Bohnert (plant biochemistry and molecular biology),
Dean Della Penna (plant physiology and molecular biology),
Ken Feldmann (molecular mechanisms of plant development and genetic
engineering of plants),
David Galbraith (plant cell and molecular biology; biological
Richard Jensen (photosynthesis and carbon metabolism in plants and
metabolic responses to plant stress),
Bill Molin (pesticide resistance and metabolism) and
Gary Thompson (molecular analysis of phloem proteins).
This program is designed to understand the interactions between plants
and insects such that the plants can be genetically engineered to make
them resistant to insect pests. The kinds of targets which might be
modified in this regard are epicuticular waxes, sterols, glucosinolates,
sugars, leaf and trichome structure, and cell wall composition. We are
making extensive use of Arabidopsis and the large population of T-DNA-
and EMS-generated mutants in this endeavor. We are very keen to support
postdocs interested in characterizing mutants and genes in any one of
these or related areas.
We are especially interested in postdocs who wish to work in a
collaborative manner with researchers in Plant and Insect Sciences.
In the previous year we have recruited 5 postdocs and 5 graduate
students to this program. To apply please send a current curriculum
vitae and a statement of past and current research interests.
Applicants should feel free to contact individual members of the
training program for further information. Salary will be commensurate
with experience. The application deadline is 1 August, 1993.
Fellowships are limited to US citizens or permanent residents.
Applications should be addressed to:
404 Forbes Building
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 85721
For further information please contact:
Ken Feldmann, Dept of Plant Sciences, U of A, Tucson, AZ 85721
email feldmann at ccit.arizona.edu
David Galbraith, Dept of Plant Sciences, U of A, Tucson, AZ 85721
email dgalbrai at ccit.arizona.edu