[Arabidopsis] Postdoctoral Position Announcement

Janet Braam braam at bioc.rice.edu
Wed Mar 1 14:21:56 EST 2006


POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS:
STRESS PERCEPTION/SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION AND CELL WALLS

Laboratory of Janet Braam
Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Rice University


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.

Janet Braam
Professor of Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Rice University
Houston, TX  77005-1892
http://bioc.rice.edu/~braam/

Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.
Rice University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


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