MECHANISMS OF CHLOROPLAST DIVISION
Department of Biology, University of Nevada, Reno
A postdoctoral position is available after April 1, 1996 to investigate
the molecular mechanisms governing plastid division in higher plants.
Studies will center on the function and regulation of a recently
discovered gene from Arabidopsis called cpFtsZ (Nature 376:473-474,1995).
This nuclear gene encodes a chloroplast-localized homolog of the
bacterial cell division protein FtsZ, and is the first gene isolated from
any eukaryote with a probable function in organelle replication. A Ph.D.
and experience in molecular techniques are essential. Experience in
microscopy or biochemical techniques helpful.
Reno is located 40 minutes from Lake Tahoe and offers outstanding
recreational opportunities. The campus is 2 1/2 hours from UC Davis and
4 hours from the San Francisco Bay Area.
Send curriculum vitae, brief statement of research experience and goals,
and three letters of reference to: Dr. Katherine Osteryoung, Department
of Biology/314, University of Nevada, Reno, NV 89557. Phone
(520) 621-3977 or (702) 784-6188, email osteryok at gas.uug.arizona.edu.
Application review will begin January 5, 1996 and will continue until
position is filled. AA/EOE.