Postdoctoral position in Plant Biochemical-Genetics/Metabolic Signal
Coruzzi Lab, New York University, Dept of Biology
The research in my lab is on nitrogen assimilation in higher plants using
Arabidopsis thaliana as a model. Our research concerns the function and
regulation of genes involved in assimilating inorganic nitrogen into the
amino acids glutamate, glutamine, aspartate, and asparagine. Arabidopsis
mutants are being used to define the specific, rate-limiting isoenzymes
controlling this process. Light and/or metabolites (carbon and organic
nitrogen) dramatically regulate the expression of particular genes in this
pathway. Putative components of this metabolic signal transduction pathway
are being identified using molecular and genetic approaches and are the
subject for further investigation. See review: Lam et al (1995) Use of
Arabidopsis mutants and genes to study amide amino acid biosynthesis.
Plant Cell Vol. 7, 887-898.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in molecular biology. Biochemical/genetic
training is preferred.
Applicants should send a complete cv plus a list of three references. Please
include full address, phone, fax, and email of each referee.
Dr. Gloria Coruzzi
New York University
Dept. of Biology
100 Washington Square East
1009 Main Building
New York, NY 10003
email: coruzg01 at mcrcr6.med.nyu.edu