Plant Biology Graduate Fellowships

Tue Jan 3 11:49:45 EST 1995

Maize:  Bridging Basic Biology and Biotechnology

A DOE/NSF/USDA Triagency Training Grant in Plant Biology

At the University of Missouri-Columbia


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


Tobias  Baskin:  Root morphogenesis; coleoptile phototropism; plant cell
wall and cytoskeleton. (baskin at

James Birchler:  Gene expression and dosage compensation;  centromere
structure and function.(birchler at

Dale Blevins:  Plant mineral nutrition; hormone involvement in seed development.
(agro1115 at

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

Larry Darrah:  Breeding maize for agronomic traits using traditional and

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

Don Miles:  Photosynthetic mutants; chlorophyll fluorescence; plant stress
physiology. (miles at

Roy Morris:   Cytokinins and cytokinin metabolic enzymes in maize endosperm
development. (bcmorris at

Kathleen Newton:  Mitochondrial genetics;  roles of mitochondria in plant
development; organelle interactions. (newton at

Robert Sharp:  Mechanism of root and shoot growth responses in
water-stressed maize.
(plantrs at

John Walker:  Molecular mechanisms controlling signal transduction and gene
expression. (jcw at

Kathleen Newton
Division of Biological Sciences
Tucker Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

FAX:    314-882-0123
e-mail: newton at

John C. Walker
Divison of Biological Sciences
308 Tucker Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO   65211
Phone: 314-882-3583 (Office)
       314-882-3481  (Lab)
FAX:   314-882-0123
EMAIL: jcw at

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