[Arabidopsis] Postdoctoral Position Announcement
braam at bioc.rice.edu
Wed Mar 1 14:21:56 EST 2006
STRESS PERCEPTION/SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION AND CELL WALLS
Laboratory of Janet Braam
Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Postdoctoral positions are available to participate in research
focused on determining the mechanisms by which plants sense
environmental stresses, transduce signals into cells and regulate
cellular and organismal alterations. Using transgenic Arabidopsis
expressing a reporter under the control of the mechanosensitive TCH
regulatory region, we have isolated mutants with the goal to identify
essential components responsible for perception and response to
diverse environmental stresses. In addition, we are taking an
integrative approach to elucidate the physiological and cellular
functions of the xyloglucan endotransglucosylase/hydrolase (XTH) gene
family of Arabidopsis. XTHs are capable of modifying a major
component of the wall and yet the physiological functions of these
enzymes are not well understood. See: http://www.bioc.rice.edu/
~braam/projects/index.html for more information.
A strong background in plant biology, molecular biology, biochemistry
and genetics is required. Only highly motivated individuals with
proven track records should apply. Applicants should send a
curriculum vitae, a cover letter describing research experience and
interests, and the names and email addresses for at least three
references to: braam at rice.edu.
Professor of Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Houston, TX 77005-1892
Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.
Rice University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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