[Arabidopsis] Post-Doc Position Available
gallagkl at sas.upenn.edu
Fri Aug 4 10:04:00 EST 2006
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A post-doctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Kimberly
Gallagher in the Department of Biology at the University of Pennsylvania.
Cell-to-cell communication is essential to coordinate developmental
events in both animals and plants. In plants, cell-to-cell signaling is
possible through direct transport of transcription factors between
cells. Recently direct trafficking of macromolecules has also been
described between animal cells by Rustom et al. (Science (2004),
303;1007-1010 ). Likewise, plant transcription factor movement between
animal cells in culture has been demonstrated (Tassetto, et al. Embo
Rep. (2005), 6, 9, 885-890), suggesting conserved mechanisms for
This position is to study the mechanisms by which transcription factors
move between cells in the Arabidopsis root. Of particular interest are
the mechanisms that regulate SHORT-ROOT (SHR) transport. Movement of SHR
has been shown to be actively regulated and developmentally relevant.
Further, five additional transcription factors from distinct families
have also been shown to traffic between cells in the root. The qualified
candidate would characterize movement of these transcription factors and
determine their role in root development. Individuals with experience in
molecular biology and confocal microscopy are strongly encouraged to apply.
To apply please send current CV, and contact information and three
references via email to gallagkl at sas.upenn.edu or for more information
please call (215)746-3605.
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