Postdoctoral position in plant/insect and plant/pathogen interactions

Kliebenstein, Dan kliebenstein at ucdavis.edu
Thu Oct 16 14:30:07 EST 2003


Postdoctoral position

Regulation of Plant/Insect and Plant/Pathogen interactions.

	A postdoctoral position is available immediately at the 
University of California, Davis to identify genes controlling the 
resistance to insect and fungal attack. The laboratory is 
investigating plant/insect and plant/fungal interactions utilizing a 
broad toolkit including, mendelian genetics, quantitative genetics, 
biochemistry, metabolite profiling, molecular biology and ecological 
genetics.

	We have recently initiated a set of experiments studying how 
plant secondary metabolites deter Trichoplusia ni and are cloning a 
number of naturally variable loci regulating this interaction 
(Genetics 161(1):325-332, Plant Cell 13(6):2793-2807, Plant Cell 
13(3):681-693). In addition, we have identified a large number of 
loci controlling newly identified isolate specific resistance to 
Botrytis cinerea. These loci seem to be unrelated to the known R 
gene/HR response system. These loci will be analyzed at the 
biochemical, molecular, evolutionary and ecological levels. The 
researcher would be encouraged to initiate new research avenues 
within the laboratories general focus.

	Salary will be determined based on the experience, mutual 
interests and university policy. The postdoc should have a strong 
background and technical expertise in areas of genetics, molecular 
biology and or biochemistry. The initial appointment is for three 
(supported by an NSF grant) with potential for renewal. If 
interested, please send (1) your C.V. (please list experimental 
skills and publications), (2) a two-page statement of past and 
current research and future plans, and (3) contact information for 
2-3 references to Kliebenstein at ucdavis.edu. Application deadline: 
November 10th, 2003, or until filled.

Sincerely,
Dan Kliebenstein
Department of Vegetable Crops
University of California
One Shields Ave
Davis, CA 95616

phone: (530)-754-7775



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