Postdoctoral Position in Innes Lab, Indiana University

Roger Innes rinnes at bio.indiana.edu
Fri Mar 11 16:59:54 EST 2005


POSTDOCTORAL POSITION, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN USA: 
Biochemistry, cell biology and molecular genetics of plant-pathogen 
interactions

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Roger 
Innes to study the molecular mechanisms that mediate pathogen 
recognition by plants.  This NIH-funded project focuses on the RPS5 
disease resistance protein of Arabidopsis, which mediates detection 
of the AvrPphB protein from Pseudomonas syrinage.  Recent work has 
revealed that AvrPphB is a cysteine protease that specifically 
targets the Arabidopsis PBS1 protein and that PBS1 and RPS5 form a 
protein complex, suggesting that cleavage of PBS1 activates RPS5. 
Current questions under investigation are how PBS1 cleavage activates 
RPS5 and, once activated, how RPS5 triggers plant defense responses. 
Additional information about the project and the Innes Laboratory, 
including publications, can be found at 
http://www.bio.indiana.edu/~inneslab/. 

Applicants should have extensive experience in molecular biology and 
biochemistry, particularly protein expression.  Additional training 
in microscopy is also desirable.

Questions about this position should be directed to Roger Innes 
(rinnes at indiana.edu).  Applications should be emailed to: Margi 
Lockhart, Department of Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 
47405-7107 USA.  email:   malockha at bio.indiana.edu.  Please label all 
email attachments with your name.  Include a cover letter, a 
curriculum vitae and names of three references (including email 
addresses and phone numbers)

Applications will be received until the position is filled.
Indiana University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

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Department of Biology		Phone: 812-855-2219
915 East Third Street		FAX: 812-855-6082
Myers Hall 150				http://www.bio.indiana.edu/~inneslab/
Indiana University
Bloomington IN 47405-7107



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