POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AVAILABLE - Plant Cell Growth
To work on molecular mechanisms of plant cell enlargement and its control.
Possible studies include:
analysis of expansin* gene expression and gene structure;
construction and analysis of mutants with antisense and overexpression
biochemical and molecular analysis of expansin action in the cell wall;
alterations in wall structure relevant to control of cell enlargement;
involvement of second messenger systems in growth control;
wall-membrane-cytoplasm communication during growth;
(* see Plant Cell 4:1425 and PNAS 91:6574)
Applicants should have substantial background, experience and interests
pertinent to one or more of the above studies (e.g. well grounded in
techniques of molecular biology or wall biochemistry or cell signal analysis).
Applicants should send me a curriculum vitae, a statement of research
experience and research interests, and the names of three references
(including address, phone, fax, email). Evidence of research creativity
and of enthusiasm for the research area is welcomed. The position is
available as soon as 1 September 1994, but starting date is negotiable.
Penn State offers an interdisciplinary program in plant biology, with
particular emphasis on molecular and cellular aspects of plant development
and plant physiology. Active interactions among faculty, as well as lively
seminar programs, make this a favorable, even enjoyable, place for research.
The campus is located in central Pennsylvania and offers the attractions of
a rural setting with the cultural ambiance of a large college town.
Direct inquires to:
Department of Biology
208 Mueller Lab
University Park, PA 16802
Tel (814) 863-3892
Fax (814) 865-9131
Email: dCosgrove at PSU.EDU or FSL at PSU.EDU