Postdoctoral positions available

Dean DellaPenna ddpenna at AG.ARIZONA.EDU
Tue Nov 28 13:12:18 EST 1995


Two Postdoctoral Research Associates Available
Department of Biochemistry
University of Nevada, Reno


POSITION 1: STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION OF PLANT CELL WALL PROTEINS

One postdoctoral position beginning spring or summer 1996 is available to
study a new class of plant cell wall proteins, AroGPs (Aromatic Amino Acid
Rich GlycoProteins) that are characterized by their unique structure and
high content of aromatic amino acids (see Plant Cell 4:1147-1156 and Plant
Cell 6:1623-1634).  All gene family members from tomato and related genes
from Arabidopsis have been isolated and sequenced.  The project involves
studying the localization, structure and function of AroGPs in various
tissues using transgenic systems.  Previous experience in molecular
techniques is essential, experience in microscopy or protein biochemistry
would be helpful but are not essential.


POSITION 2: VITAMIN E (TOCOPHEROL) SYNTHESIS AND FUNCTION IN PLANTS

A second postdoctoral position beginning spring or summer 1996 is available
to study alpha-tocopherol and plastoquinone synthesis and function in
plants.  A molecular genetic approach to study the pathway is being taken
in Arabidopsis.  Multiple mutations defining key biosynthetic steps have
been identified and characterized (See Norris et al. in press, Dec. Plant
Cell).  cDNAs for one locus have been cloned and will be used to modify
flux through the pathway in both Arabidopsis and tomato.  Previous
experience in molecular techniques is essential, experience in genetics or
biochemistry would be helpful but are not essential.


Parties interested in either position should send curriculum vitae,
statement of research experience and goals and three letters of reference
to: Dawn Arnold, Department of Biochemistry/330, University of Nevada,
Reno, NV 89557.

Inquiries about either position should be directed to:
Dr. DellaPenna, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Arizona,
Tucson, Arizona 85721.  Telephone (602)621-8725 fax: (602) 621-7186.  email
DDPENNA at AG.ARIZONA.EDU up until March 1, 1996.  After March 1 questions
should be directed to Dr. DellaPenna, Department of Biochemistry/330,
University of Nevada, Reno, NV 89557, Email  della_d at med.unr.edu
Application review begins February 1, 1996 and will continue until both
positions are filled.  The University of Nevada is an Affirmative
Action/Equal Opportunity employer.

Dean DellaPenna
Department of Plant Science
Forbes Hall
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ  85721
phone 520-621-8725
FAX  520-621-7186





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