Grad. Asst. - MOL. BIO. OF

Dave Dalton dave_dalton at QM.SALK.EDU
Mon Apr 25 15:54:21 EST 1994


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                        GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP

               MOLECULAR BIOLOGY OF PLANT/FUNGAL INTERACTIONS

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RESEARCH PROGRAM - Our laboratory is investigating the role of differential
expression of members of defense multigene families in plants as part of
their
resistance response to fungal pathogens.  The "pathogenesis-related" gene
family
drr49 is expressed in many plant species in response to fungi, bacteria and
elicitors. We are using the garden pea (Pisum sativum) as a model system to
investigate the following questions : 1) Do drr49 multigene family members
play specific roles in the defense response? 2) Are specialized roles for
drr49 genes conserved among wild relatives of pea? 3) Is differential
expression of drr49 genes a consequence of differential binding by
transcription factors? 4) Do pea drr49 genes, when transformed into canola
(Brassica napus) exhibit induction in response to pea pathogens and/or canola
pathogens? 

QUALIFICATIONS - B.S. or M.Sc. in Genetics, Biochemistry, Plant Pathology or
related field. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in Plant
Pathology and some experience in recombinant DNA.
 
THE POSITION - Funding for an M.Sc. or Ph.D. student is available September
1994 through March 1997. Applications must be received by June 1, 1994.  

THE UNIVERSITY, WINNIPEG AND MANITOBA - The University of Manitoba is
one of Canada's major centers for agricultural research. Other academic and
research institutions in Winnipeg include Agriculture Canada, the U. of M.
Health Sciences campus and the Univ. of Winnipeg. Winnipeg offers a
cosmopolitan
mixture of culture and entertainment, including the Royal Winnipeg Ballet,
and
the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, as well as the NHL Jets and CFL Blue
Bombers.
The comparatively low cost of living, clean air and friendly people combine
to
make Winnipeg a very liveable city. Winnipeg is at the interface of the 
prairie and boreal forest, and the Manitoba lake country offers opportunities
for boating, fishing and wilderness camping. 

APPLICATIONS - Send curriculum vitae including a brief (one page) description
of
either your research experience or research interests. Promising applicants
will
be asked to submit a formal application. (TOEFL required for non-Canadian
applicants whose native language is not English.) Send C.V's to:
 
                Dr. Brian Fristensky
                Department of Plant Science
                University of Manitoba
                Winnipeg, MB CANADA  R3T 2N2 

Phone: 204-474-6085   FAX: 204-261-5732   Email: frist at cc.umanitoba.ca


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