Ph.D. Assistantship, University of Florida

Altpeter, Fredy FAltpeter at
Tue Jul 13 17:27:31 EST 2004

Ph.D. Assistantship, University of Florida

A graduate research assistantship, funded by the USDA-Biotechnology 
Risk Assessment Grants Program is available to a highly motivated and 
qualified student beginning in Fall 2004 or Spring 2005 in the 
Laboratory of Plant Molecular Physiology, Agronomy Department, IFAS, 
University of Florida 

Our research uses efficient genetic transformation protocols for 
grasses (Mol. Breeding 6: 519-528) and cereals (Mol. Breeding 8: 
295-309) for the dissection of traits and crop improvement (Plant 
Molecular Biology (articles in advance), Plant Journal 26: 265-274, 
Nature Biotechnology 14: 1155-1159, Journal of Plant Physiology 158: 

Thesis research will focus on the development and comparative 
evaluation of strategies to support containment of transgenes in 
cross pollinating grasses. This includes vector construction, 
generation of transgenic grasses, molecular characterization of 
transgenic grasses and analysis of gene flow under controlled 
environment and field conditions.

  This is an ideal opportunity for meaningful publications and future 
professional development in either academia or industry.

An earned M.S. degree in agronomy, plant breeding, or a related field 
is required. Previous experience with molecular techniques and tissue 
culture are desirable. The annual stipend will be US$ 15,000 for a 
period of four years and includes tuition.

Interested applicants should send: 1) Current resume including names, 
addresses, and telephone numbers of three references, 2) GRE scores 
and 3) a letter of application describing interests and 
qualifications.  In addition, international students must include a 
copy of their TOEFL scores. Applications and questions related to the 
application process should preferably be send by e-mail to 
<mailto:faltpeter at>faltpeter at or 
addressed to: Dr. Fredy Altpeter, Agronomy Department, University of 
Florida, IFAS, PO Box 11O300, Gainesville, FL 32611-300. Review of 
applications will start immediately and continue until a suitable 
candidate is identified.

Gainesville, the home town of the University of Florida, is located 
half way between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico with a 
population of 150 000 (48 000 students) and has frequently achieved 
top ratings in quality of life and affordability. More information on 
the University of Florida is available at 

University of Florida is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity 
Employer (male/female) and does not discriminate on the basis of 
race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, 
age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or Vietnam Era Veteran 
status in the offering of all benefits, services, and educational and 
employment opportunities.  Women and minorities are encouraged to 


Fredy Altpeter

Assistant Professor

Laboratory of Molecular Plant Physiology

Agronomy Department

University of Florida, IFAS

PO Box 11O300

2191 McCarty Hall

Gainesville, FL32611-300

Tel.: 352 392 1823 ext. 204, 216 or 218

Fax: 352 392 7248

E-mail: faltpeter at





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