Postdoctoral Position

Janet Braam braam at bioc.rice.edu
Wed May 3 13:30:52 EST 2000


	A postdoctoral position is available for investigation of
calmodulin-related TCH proteins of Arabidopsis.  The genes encoding these
proteins are strongly upregulated in plants exposed to a variety of
stimuli, including touch, indicating possible functions in plant responses
to environmental stimuli.  TCH2 and TCH3 are unique calmodulin-related
proteins; sequence divergence of TCH2 and TCH3 from calmodulin strongly
suggests that the activities of the proteins are distinct from those of
calmodulin.  Developmental expression of the TCH genes is found at sites of
mechanical strain, in expanding cells and/or in cells undergoing turgor
changes. Structural determinations, identification of potential target
proteins, and the physiological effects of loss of the TCH proteins will be
conducted.  (For background see:  Cell 60, 357-364; PNAS 89, 3213-3216;
Plant Cell 6, 1553-1565; Plant J. 8, 623-636; Plant Cell 7, 1555-1567;
Plant J. 9, 879-889; Proteins 27, 144-153; Planta 203, 535-541.)
	A strong background in molecular biology, biochemistry and plant
genetics is preferred.   Only highly motivated individuals with proven
track records should apply.  Applicants should send a CV and a cover letter
describing research experience and interests, and the names, addresses and
phone numbers of three or four references to:

Dr. Janet Braam
Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Rice University
6100 Main St.
Houston, TX  77005-1892

braam at bioc.rice.edu

Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Rice University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.



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