graduate student and postdoctoral positions at UGA in Athens, GA

meagher at BSCR.UGA.EDU meagher at BSCR.UGA.EDU
Thu May 23 04:20:00 EST 1996

Postdoctoral and Graduate Positions Available in a 
Genetics Laboratory at the University of Georgia.

We are looking for graduate students and postdoctoral 
fellows to work in the areas of RNA decay and 
phytoremediation of heavy metal pollution.  A few recent papers 
are listed below  (Belostotsky and Meagher, 1993; Tanzer and 
Meagher, 1994; Tanzer and Meagher, 1995; Belostotsky and 
Meagher, 1996; Rugh et al., 1996) .  Prospective graduate 
students should apply to R.B.M. or directly to the department 
(Graduate Coordinator, same address as below).  Postdoctoral 
applicants with special experience in molecular and/or 
biochemical genetics of plants, yeast, and E. coli will be given 
special consideration.   Seriously interested postdoctoral 
candidates should send a copy of their CV and the names, 
addresses, and phone of three references to:

Richard B. Meagher, Professor and Head
Department of Genetics
Life Sciences Building
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602
FAX 706-542-3910
Meagher at

The working conditions and facilities in our laboratory in 
the new Life Sciences Building are excellent.  Athens is a 
lovely and inexpensive place to live in with all of the 
advantages of and culture of a 200-year-old university town.  
You may wish to browse our web page 
( for more information.  

Recent papers in these two areas:

 Belostotsky, D., and Meagher, R.B. (1993). Differential 
organ-specific expression of three poly(A) binding protein 
genes from Arabidopsis. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci.  USA 90, 
Belostotsky, D.A., and Meagher, R.B. (1996). 
Arabidopsis thaliana gene encoding poly(A) binding protein, 
PAB5, complements essential functions in yeast and is 
expressed in pollen, ovules, and embryos. Plant Cell in press, 
Rugh, C., Wilde, D., Wallace, M., Stack, N., 
Summers, A., and Meagher, R. (1996). Mercuric ion 
reduction and resistance in transgenic Arabidopsis thaliana  
plants expressing a modified bacterial merA gene. Proc. Natl. 
Acad. Sci. USA 93, 3182-3187.
Tanzer, M.M., and Meagher, R.B. (1994). Faithful 
degradation of soybean rbcS mRNA in vitro. Mol. Cell. Biol. 
14, 2640-2650.
Tanzer, M.M., and Meagher, R.B. (1995). Degradation of 
the Soybean ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase small-
subunit mRNA, SRS4, initiates with endonucleolytic cleavage. 
Mol. Cell. Biol. 15, 6641-6652. 

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