Fellowship advertisement (fwd)

Kristin Wobbe kwobbe at WPI.EDU
Wed Dec 17 11:50:32 EST 1997


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                GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS IN PLANT BIOTECHNOLOGY

                     WITH AN EMPHASIS ON BIOPROCESSING


There is a need for scholars with expertise in both plant biology and
engineering to support the rapidly expanding plant biotechnology industry.
We have been selected for an award from USDA to educate high quality
students (US citizens only) seeking a PhD in this area.

This is an intensive program of study requiring mature, bright individuals
who are interested in working on exciting interdisciplinary topics such
as:
        Comparative analysis of bioreactors for production of secondary
                products from roots.
        Molecular analysis of root responses to changes in bioreactor
                environments.
        Aerosol transport in dense root masses.
        Scale-up of micropropagation.
        Light penetration into dense masses of roots in bioreactors.

Funding for our research comes from NSF, NIH, USDA, and the private
sector.  We provide strong, interdisciplinary mentors. Faculty involved in
this research include:

        Pam Weathers, Plant Biologist
        Barbara Wyslouzil, Chemical Engineer
        Kristen Wobbe, Plant Molecular Biochemist
        Ronald Cheetham, Plant Biologist/ecologist
        Grover Swartzlander, Physicist
        Alexander DiIorio, Chemical Engineer

STUDENT QUALIFICATIONS:
        US citizens only.
        Strong academic record: GPA at least 3.5.
        GREs: required.
        Potential to do multidisciplinary work.
        Motivation.
        BS or MS in Plant Science, biotechnology, engineering, or related
           discipline.
        Commitment to Plant Science.

FELLOWSHIP AWARD: Annual stipend of $17,000 plus tuition for 3 years
starting Fall of 1998.

For information and an application packet, contact:

        Professor Pam Weathers
        Department Biology and Biotechnology
        Worcester Polytechnic Institute
        Worcester, MA  01609

EMAIL: weathers at wpi.edu

View our WEB page at:

http://www.wpi.edu/Academics/Depts/Bio/IPRG/index.html

Awards are contingent upon receipt of Federal funding.



















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Pamela J. Weathers                      Interdisciplinary Plant
Biology and Biotechnology                    Research Group
Worcester Polytechnic Institute        x
100 Institute Rd.                     xxx               bioreactors
Worcester, MA 01609                  xxxxx  ------->    process
USA                                 xxxxxxx             products
Phone: 508-831-5196                    x
FAX: 508-831-5936
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