Graduate study @ Washington University

Craig Pikaard pikaard at BIODEC.WUSTL.EDU
Wed Jan 8 16:02:00 EST 1997

Graduate Fellowships in Plant Biology at Washington University, 
St. Louis:a partnership with Monsanto Company and The Missouri
Botanical Garden.

	Eight trainee slots per year are available for newly recruited 
graduate students to join our five-year NSF/Monsanto funded training
program "Identification and utilization of plant genetic resources".  This
is an interdisciplinary program offered in a unique collaboration between 
Washington University, The Missouri Botanical Garden and Monsanto 
Company.  The purpose of the program is to train students to use 
advanced molecular and chemical analyses in underrepresented or new 
areas of research in an era of dwindling global plant resources.  The 
program offers training in areas including molecular genetics, 
biochemistry, biophysics, developmental biology, cell biology, plant
pathology, natural products chemistry, evolutionary and population 
biology, systematics, conservation biology and ethnobotany.  Students 
can arrange research internships and long-term collaborations with 
Monsanto scientists, many of whom hold adjunct appointments at
Washington University.  For students interested in a career in 
industry, many of our recent Ph.D.'s have gone on to take postdoctoral 
or staff scientist positions at Monsanto or other major biotechnology
companies.  Benefits of graduate study at Washington University include
guaranteed financial support for all years of study, free tuition, a generous
stipend and a low cost-of living in a user-friendly city surrounded by
beautiful natural areas. Funds for conducting field-studies or for attending
scientific conferences or short courses are also available for trainees.

For application materials call toll-free 1-800-852-9074.  For additional
information, contact  Craig Pikaard at the address below. 

Craig S. Pikaard
Associate Professor
Biology Department, Washington University
Campus Box 1137, One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130
Phone : (314) 935-7569      FAX (314) 935-4432
Internet: pikaard at

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