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Postdoctoral Position Arabidopsis ovule/carpel development

Charles S. Gasser csgasser at UCDAVIS.EDU
Wed Jul 6 18:50:37 EST 1994


A postdoctoral position is available to participate in a genetic, molecular
and structural analysis of female reproductive development using
Arabidopsis as a model system.  We have isolated a large number of mutants
with defects in development of pistils and ovules.  Examples of how we are
using such mutants to analyze reproductive development can be found in the
following recent publications:

Robinson-Beers, K., Pruitt, R. E., and Gasser, C. S. (1992). "Ovule
development in wild-type Arabidopsis and two female-sterile mutants". Plant
Cell 4, 1237-1249.

Gasser, C. S., and Robinson-Beers, K. (1993). "Pistil Development". Plant
Cell 5, 1231-1239.

Ray, A., Robinson-Beers, K., Ray, S., Baker, S. C., Lang, J. D., Preuss,
D., Milligan, S. B., and Gasser, C. S. (1994). "The Arabidopsis floral
homeotic gene BELL (BEL1) controls ovule development through negative
regulation of AGAMOUS gene (AG)". Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 91, 5761-5765.

Applicants should have experience in some combination of analysis of plant
structure, molecular biology or genetics (or similar experience in
non-plant systems).  Individuals with an interest in plant development and
skills in scanning electron microscopy and light microscopy are especially
encouraged to apply.  While funding is available for two years (with
possibility of renewal) the potential of the candidate for obtaining
outside funding will be a consideration in final selection.  While the
position will be available beginning Sept. 1 a later starting date can be

If you are interested in plant development and want to join a dynamic group
at one of the leading Plant Biology institutions in the world, please send
curriculum vitae and a list of three references to:

Charles S. Gasser
Section of Molecular and Cellular Biology
University of California
Davis, CA  95616

csgasser at ucdavis.edu
(E-mail c. v.'s are actually preferred!)

P. S. If you are planning to attend, I can also be contacted at the August
6-11 FASEB meeting on Plant Development and Cell Biology in Saxons River,

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