Graduate Fellowships in Plant Biology
newton at BIOSCI.MBP.MISSOURI.EDU
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Maize: Bridging Basic Biology and Biotechnology
A DOE/NSF/USDA Triagency Training Grant in Plant Biology
At the University of Missouri-Columbia
THE TRAINING PROGRAM
The goal of the maize biology training program is to provide graduate
students and postdoctoral associates with a comprehensive and
multidisciplinary education in maize biology, covering genome organization,
gene expression, signal transduction, hormone action, organelle biology,
disease resistance, and crop plant productivity. Thirteen faculty members
from four different units--Biological Sciences, Agronomy/Plant Sciences,
Biochemistry and the USDA-ARS--are involved in developing the collaborative
interactions that are the basis of this interdisciplinary training program.
Our overall goal is to attract top individuals to research in maize
biology and to educate them to be leaders in collaborative research.
Graduate fellowships in the Maize Biology Training Program provide
stipends of $14,000 per year, plus a full tuition and fee waiver. To be
eligible for the Maize Biology Training Program fellowships, completed
applications must be received by February 1.
6 predoctoral fellowship positions are available for Fall 95.
Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.
All fellowship recipients must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
For application forms and further information, please contact:
Nila Emerich, Division of Biological Sciences, Tucker Hall, University of
Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211.
telephone 1-800-553-5698, fax 314-882-0123, email
nemerich at biosci.mbp.missouri.edu
Tobias Baskin: Root morphogenesis; coleoptile phototropism; plant cell
wall and cytoskeleton. (baskin at biosci.mbp.missouri.edu)
James Birchler: Gene expression and dosage compensation; centromere
structure and function.(birchler at biosci.mbp.missouri.edu)
Dale Blevins: Plant mineral nutrition; hormone involvement in seed development.
(agro1115 at mizzou1.missouri.edu)
Ed Coe: Genome organization and mapping. (ed at TEOSINTE.AGRON.MISSOURI.EDU)
Karen Cone: Regulation of anthocyanin synthesis; effects of chromosome
organization on gene expression. (cone at biosci.mbp.missouri.edu)
Larry Darrah: Breeding maize for agronomic traits using traditional and
RFLP techniques. (AGROLLD1 at MIZZOU1.MISSOURI.EDU)
Guri Johal: Host-pathogen interactions; genetic defects mimicking disease
(cell death); transposon-mutagenesis. (AGROGJ at MIZZOU1.MISSOURI.EDU)
Michael McMullen: Genetic and molecular basis of plant response to
biological stress, insect pests and
pathogens.(mcmullen at teosinte.agron.missouri.edu)
Don Miles: Photosynthetic mutants; chlorophyll fluorescence; plant stress
physiology. (miles at biosci.mbp.missouri.edu)
Roy Morris: Cytokinins and cytokinin metabolic enzymes in maize endosperm
development. (bcmorris at muccmail.missouri.edu)
Kathleen Newton: Mitochondrial genetics; roles of mitochondria in plant
development; organelle interactions. (newton at biosci.mbp.missouri.edu)
Robert Sharp: Mechanism of root and shoot growth responses in
(plantrs at mizzou1.missouri.edu)
John Walker: Molecular mechanisms controlling signal transduction and gene
expression. (jcw at biosci.mbp.missouri.edu)
Division of Biological Sciences
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211
e-mail: newton at biosci.mbp.missouri.edu
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