3 Postdoc Positions in DellaPenna lab available
dellapen at msu.edu
Thu Apr 8 15:02:48 EST 2004
Position 1. Mapping and cloning of quantitative trait loci
controlling the levels and types of carotenoids and tocopherols in
Arabidopsis seed and leaves. Several loci have already been
identified and are in various stages of cloning and analysis.
Independence and creativity essential and prior experience in
genetics, map-based cloning or metabolism desirable. The position is
associated with an international program directed at understanding
and manipulating the levels of micronutrients in plants to benefit
human health (www.harvestplus.org).
Position 2. A position is available to conduct metabolomics research
to assess the biochemical consequences of perturbing tocopherol and
carotenoid composition in vivo. A second focal are is integration of
metabolomics and QTL analysis in Arabidopsis. Targeted metabolites
include oxidized fatty acids, tocopherol and carotenoid oxidation and
catabolic products and profiling of intermediary metabolism. Prior
experience in analytical chemistry with GC:MS or LC:MS essential.
Position 3. Tocopherol function in chloroplast membranes. The
successful applicant will study the biochemical and biological
consequences of altering the tocopherol content of photosynthetic
tissues. Plants with modified carotenoid, tocopherol and ascorbate
(singly and in combination) are already available. Prior work in
abiotic stress, photosynthesis or analytical chemistry desirable.
Please send a cover letter with a short summary of research
experience, curriculum vitae, and names of three references to: Dr.
Dean DellaPenna, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,
Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, 48824
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Biochemistry Building room 215
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1319
dellapen at msu.edu
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