Postdoc Positions

Zhenbiao Yang yang.147 at osu.edu
Thu Jun 10 11:02:29 EST 1999


<x-rich><bold><bigger><bigger>Postdoctoral Positions/Molecular Cell Biology

University of California, Riverside


</bigger></bigger></bold>Postdoctoral positions are available to study
signaling pathways that control cell development and differentiation in
Arabidopsis in Zhenbiao Yang's laboratory.  These positions will be
open in September 1999, when the laboratory is relocated to University
of California at Riverside.


Research in Yang's laboratory is focused on two areas of molecular cell
biology in Arabidopsis:


<bold>Polar cell growth in pollen tubes.</bold>  Pollen is used as a
model system to study molecular pathways leading to polar cell growth
in higher plants (Curr Op Plant Biol 1: 525).  Two complementary
approaches are used in this study.  Biochemical and transgenic
strategies have been used to show that Rop1 GTPase (a pollen-specific
Rho-family GTP-binding protein) controls tip growth in pollen tubes
through the regulation of tip-localized calcium influxes (Plant Cell
9:1647).  Genetic screen has led to the isolation of mutants affecting
pollen tip growth in Arabidopsis.  The postdocs will use these genetic
and molecular tools to dissect pollen tip growth pathways.


<bold>Rho GTPase-dependent signaling pathways</bold>. The laboratory is
interested in signaling pathways involving the Rho family of small
GTP-binding proteins (GTPases) in Arabidopsis.  Plants possess a unique
subfamily of Rho GTPases termed Rop (Plant Physiol 118:407).  Evidence
indicates that Rop participates in multiple signaling pathways
regulating cell development and differentiation in Arabidopsis apart
from the tip-growth pathway.  Several families of Rop-interacting
proteins have been identified, one of which is receptor-like kinases
(Plant Cell 11:393).  The postdocs will take an integrated approach
involving functional genomics, genetics and biochemistry to investigate
Rop-mediated signal transduction.


Motivated individuals with experience and skills in molecular biology,
genetics, and/or microscopy are encouraged to apply.  Salaries are
competitive.  UC-Riverside has excellent facilities and environments
for plant molecular cell biology research.  Riverside is located in
Southern California and has easy access to ski resorts and ocean.  Send
CV, publications and statement of research interest to


Zhenbiao Yang

Plant Biotechnology Center

The Ohio State University

1060 Carmack Road

Columbus, OH 43210

Email: <underline><color><param>0000,0000,00FF</param>yang.147 at osu.edu

</color></underline>Tel: 614-292-8323

Fax: 614-292-5379


After September 15, 1999, application should be sent to


Zhenbiao Yang

Department of Botany and Plant Sciences

University of California

Riverside, CA 92521







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Zhenbiao Yang

Assistant Professor

Plant Biotechnology Center

The Ohio State University

210 Rightmire Hall

1060 Carmack Road

Columbus, OH 43210

USA


Phone: 614-292-8323

Fax: 614-292-5379

Email: yang.147 at osu.edu


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