Plant Genomics Undergraduate Internships

John C. Walker walkerj at missouri.edu
Mon Feb 3 15:11:25 EST 2003


Please pass this along to undergraduate students and their advisors

Plant Genomics Internships at the University of Missouri-Columbia

The University of Missouri-Columbia is offering undergraduate summer 
research internships in PLANT GENOMICS. 

Visit our website:  http://www.LSUROP.missouri.edu/pgi
Application form available at: http://www.LSUROP.missouri.edu/PDFs/nonMUapp.pdf

Details
-  Eight-week summer program (June 8-August 2, 2003)
-  $3100 stipend, to cover educational and personal expenses
-  Room (double) and board provided on-campus in air-conditioned dormitories
-  Travel expenses to and from Columbia provided
-  Travel money available to present research at a scientific meeting

Plant Genomics at Missouri
The University of Missouri-Columbia (MU) is a nationally recognized 
center for plant genetics research and has recently been awarded 
multiple grants from the National Science Foundation to fund research 
in plant genomics.  Faculty in Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, 
Plant Sciences, and USDA/ARS are eager to provide training 
opportunities for undergraduates who wish to participate in 
collaborative research.

Research Mentors
Sixteen MU faculty will serve as potential mentors for PGI @ MU 
interns. Students
will be matched with faculty based on preferences indicated in the application
form and on the student's research interests as described in their personal
statement.

Dr. Jim Birchler, Biological Sciences.
Centromere structure and function in maize.

Dr. Arun Chatterjee, Plant Microbiology and Pathology.
Functional genomics of plant / pathogen interaction in tomato.

Dr. Karen Cone, Biological Sciences.
Functional genomics of chromatin genes in maize.

Dr. Georgia Davis, Agronomy.
Development of integrated genetic and physical map for maize.

Dr. Dave Eide, Nutritional Sciences and Biochemistry.
Functional genomics of mineral uptake and utilization in yeast and plants.

Dr. Walter Gassmann, Plant Microbiology and Pathology.
Molecular plant-pathogen interactions.

Dr. Mannie Liscum, Biological Sciences.
Functional genomics of phototropic signalling in arabidopsis.

Dr. Kathy Newton, Biological Sciences.
Genetic and molecular analyses of maize mitochondria.

Dr. Henry Nguyen, Agronomy.
Genome mapping and functional genomics of plant stress tolerance.

Dr. Joe Polacco, Biochemistry.
Functional genomics of nitrogen and phosphate metabolism in soybeans.

Dr. Doug Randall, Biochemistry.
Functional genomics of protein phosphorylation in arabidopsis.

Dr. Elizabeth Rogers, Nutritional Sciences and Biochemistry.
Iron nutrition in plants.

Dr. James Schoelz Plant Microbiology and Pathology.
Molecular basis of virus-plant specificity and symptomology.

Dr. Gary Stacey, Plant Microbiology and Pathology.
Molecular characterization of plant-microbe interactions.

Dr. John Walker, Biological Sciences.
Functional genomics of protein phosphorylation in arabidopsis.

Dr. Shuqun Zhang, Biochemistry.
Functional genomics of protein phosphorylation in arabidopsis.



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