Postdoctoral position in plant-pathogen interactions

Sheng Yang He SYH19630 at UKCC.UKY.EDU
Mon Jun 5 09:46:00 EST 1995

Dear colleagues:
          Please bring the following position announcement to the attention
of your students and associates.  Thank you very much.   Sheng Yang He.


Postdoctoral Position in the Plant Research Laboratory at Michigan State

     A postdoctoral position (supported by a USDA grant) is available to
study plant responses to bacterial extracellular virulence/avirulence
proteins under the control of Pseudomonas syringae hrp genes.  hrp genes
are essential for bacterial pathogens to elicit the hypersensitive defense
response (HR) in resistant plants and to cause disease in susceptible
plants.  With the approval of the PI, the successful candidate will be able
to choose and develop a project in one of the following areas:  1) Mapping
and cloning of Arabidopsis thaliana genes involved in the development of
the HR triggered by bacterial hrp gene products.  2) Characterization of
the promoters of two newly identified plant genes whose induction by
bacterial pathogens is dependent on hrp genes.  3) Characterization of
biochemical and genetic interactions between hrp genes and avirulence
genes.  4) Characterization of several A. thaliana mutants exhibiting
altered disease symptoms to the infection by a bacterial pathogen, P.
syringae pv. tomato DC3000.
      The successful candidate will be able to interact with many Plant
Biology/Plant Pathology scientists in the Plant Research Laboratory.  The
starting date and salary are negotiable.  A strong background in molecular
biology is essential.  Experience in gene mapping and cloning is desirable,
but is not required.  Any interested applicant should send a curriculum
vitae and a letter stating her/his research interest and arrange to have
three references sent to Sheng Yang He, Department of Plant Pathology,
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40546-0091 before August 20,
1995.  Sheng Yang He's address after September 1, 1995 will be: Plant
Research Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
48824.  Michigan State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative
action employer.
   Interested applicants may wish to talk to several students/postdocs
from this laboratory who will be presenting posters in the Arabidopsis
meeting at Madison, Wisconsin.

Sheng Yang He
Phone: 606-257-1852
Fax: 606-323-1961
E-mail: syh19630 at

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