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Postdoctoral Position/Plant Developmental Biology

Keiko Torii ktorii at u.washington.edu
Tue Feb 10 17:19:07 EST 2004

University of Washington, Seattle

A postdoctoral position is available to study Arabidopsis 
receptor-kinase (RK) mediated signal transduction and development. 
The Torii laboratory studies modes of action and signal transduction 
of Arabidopsis receptor kinase ERECTA.  Recently, we have found that 
a synergistic interaction of the Arabidopsis ERECTA-family receptor 
kinases regulate organ size and flower development/patterning via 
promoting cell proliferation.  This RK family appears to play a 
critical role in specific type of cell division.  A successful 
candidate will investigate the cellular- and developmental mechanisms 
by which the ERECTA-family RKs regulate organ growth, and genetic and 
biochemical interaction of ERECTA-family RKs with potential 
components of signaling pathway that have already been isolated in my 

For recent publications see:
Godiard, L., et al. (2003) Plant Journal 36: 353-356
Shpak, E.D., et al. (2003) Plant Cell 15: 1095-1110.
Lease, K.A., et al. (2001) New Phytologist 151: 133-144.
Torii, K.U. (2000) Current Opinion in Plant Biology 3: 361-367.

Candidates must have an excellent communication skill and strong 
background in molecular biology and/or biochemistry. Salary is 
commensurate with qualifications and experience. Ph.D. in molecular 
genetics, developmental biology, biochemistry, or related field is 
required.  Previous experience with Arabidopsis is a plus but not 
required.  The position can be started as early as May 2004.  Please 
send a letter outlining your research interests, current curriculum 
vitae, and a name and e-mail address of three referees to:

Keiko Torii
Department of Biology, University of Washington
Box 355325,
Seattle, WA 98195-5325


University of Washington is located at North-East Seattle, surrounded 
by Lake Washington, Puget Sound, and Olympic & Cascade Mountains. 
Known as "the Emerald City", Seattle is one of the best cities to 
live in the US, and is a recreation enthusiast's dream
The University of Washington is an equal opportunity employer.

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