Postdoctoral position

vonarnim at UTKUX.UTCC.UTK.EDU vonarnim at UTKUX.UTCC.UTK.EDU
Mon Jun 17 15:20:02 EST 1996


A vacancy for a Postdoctoral Associate is available in a newly established
research team at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, to investigate
signaling events that mediate the light regulation of transcription and in
turn development in Arabidopsis thaliana.  In particular, the role of
subcellular trafficking in controlling the activity of transcriptional
regulators such as COP1 (Constitutively Photomorphogenic 1) shall be
investigated using mutagenesis, transient expression assays and transgenic
plants (von Arnim and Deng [1994] Cell 79, 1035-1045).  Most recently, the
green fluorescent protein (GFP) has been adapted into a tool to visualize
COP1 localization in live transgenic plants.  Using GFP and other suitable
reporter proteins, the mutual interplay of protein structure, subcellular
and subnuclear localization, as well as function, shall now be
investigated.  It is further anticipated that the role of protein
phosphorylation in the subcellular localization of COP1 will be addressed.

The applicant should bring a strong background in molecular biology and
genetics.  Familiarity with cell biological techniques and experience with
plant model organisms would be desirable.  The position, which is funded by
an award from the US Department of Energy, is initially available for two
years beginning September 1, 1996, or later.

Knoxville enjoys a pleasant climate and a rich natural environment, being
located in the scenic foothills of the southern Appalachians.  To apply,
please send CV with list of publications, and arrange to have two letters
of reference forwarded to the address shown below.  For inquiries and
further information contact:

Albrecht von Arnim
Division of Biology
Hesler Biology Building Room 437
The University of Tennesse
Knoxville, TN 37996-1100, USA

Phone: [USA] (423) 974-6206; Fax: (423) 974-0978
Email: vonarnim at

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