3 Postdoc Positions in DellaPenna lab available

Dean DellaPenna 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


Dean DellaPenna
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Biochemistry Building room 215
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1319

office: 517-432-9284
lab: 517-432-9283
fax: 517-353-9334
dellapen at msu.edu

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