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Postdoc Position Available

Dean DellaPenna della_d at med.unr.edu
Thu Dec 4 16:24:31 EST 1997

Postdoctoral Position
Department of Biochemistry
University of Nevada, Reno

A postdoctoral position is available to study the effects of altered
carotenoid compositions on higher plant photosystem structure and function
in vivo. Novel mutations disrupting key steps of carotenoid synthesis in
Arabidopsis have been previously identified and characterized (Plant Cell
8:1627-1639; 8:1613-1626).  These mutations, singly and in combination,
allow manipulation of the carotenoid composition of higher plant
photosystems in vivo, the most extreme case being replacment of all normal
xanthophylls with zeaxanthin.  In comparison with wild-type, compositional,
structural and photochemical analyses will be performed to provide insight
into the role of specific xanthophylls in photosystem structure and
function in vivo and the abilities of each mutant xanthophyll composition
to respond to supra and sub optimal light conditions.  Previous experience
in carotenoid synthesis is not required but prior experience in either
biochemical or photochemical techniques to study photosystems are
preferred.  Send letter of interest, CV and three letters of reference to:
Dr. Dean DellaPenna, Department of Biochemistry/200, University of Nevada,
Reno, NV 89557, Telephone (702)784-1918 Fax (702)784-1650.  e-mail
della_d at med.unr.edu.  Application review begins January 1, 1998. AA/EOE.

Dean DellaPenna
Department of Biochemistry/200
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, Nevada 89557-0014

phone 702-784-1918
FAX   702-784-1650
email  della_d at med.unr.edu

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