[Arabidopsis] POSTDOCTORAL POSITION: LIGAND-RECEPTOR DYNAMICS DURING ARABIDOPSIS STOMATAL DEVELOPMENT

Keiko Torii via arab-gen%40net.bio.net (by ktorii from u.washington.edu)
Fri Aug 10 13:01:28 EST 2007


POSTDOCTORAL POSITION: LIGAND-RECEPTOR DYNAMICS DURING ARABIDOPSIS=20
STOMATAL DEVELOPMENT
University of Washington, Seattle

A postdoctoral position is available immediately to study=20
ligand-receptor dynamics during stomatal patterning and=20
differentiation.  We have shown that a family of three receptor-like=20
kinases control the density and orientation of asymmetric cell division=20=

and stomatal differentiation (Shpak et al. 2005 Science 309:290-293). =20=

Our more recent work has led to a discovery of a candidate ligand gene=20=

as well as downstream =91key switch=92 transcription factors that direct =
a=20
series of cell-state transition leading to stomatal differentiation=20
(Pillitteri et al. 2007 Nature 445:501-505; Hara et al. 2007 Genes &=20
Dev 15:1720-1725).  A successful candidate will develop new methods to=20=

study ligand-receptor dynamics at cellular and subcellular levels using=20=

molecular-genetic tools readily available in my laboratory (e.g.=20
stomatal-lineage markers, mutant resources, and fluorescent-tagged=20
receptors) and further develop new tools.  The project seeks to unravel=20=

how cell-cell signals, specifically, ligand-receptor actions will=20
translate into stomatal cell-type differentiation during epidermal=20
development.

Candidates must have excellent communication skills, ability to conduct=20=

research independently and as a team, and strong backgrounds in=20
molecular biology, genetics, and imaging/microscopy. Candidates must be=20=

proficient and in confocal microscopy and imaging at tissue-,=20
cellular-, or subcellular levels.  Previous experience with Arabidopsis=20=

(plants) is a plus but not required.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position=20=

is initially for one year, with possibility of extension based on=20
performance and funding availability. The successful candidate will be=20=

encouraged to apply for independent fellowships.  Due to the guideline=20=

of University of Washington, preference will be given to candidates=20
with less than four years of postdoctoral experience.

Please send a cover letter outlining your research interests and career=20=

goals, current curriculum vitae, and a name and e-mail address of three=20=

referees to:

Prof. Keiko Torii
Department of Biology, University of Washington
Box 355325,
Seattle, WA 98195-5325
ktorii from u.washington.edu
http://faculty.washington.edu/ktorii

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity employer.

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Keiko U. Torii, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Hitchcock Hall 544              	Phone: (206)221-5701
Department of Biology           	Fax:   (206)685-1728
University of Washington        e-mail:ktorii from u.washington.edu
Box. 355325
Seattle, WA 98195-5325

Lab phones: (206)221-5756 & (206)616-4065
http://faculty.washington.edu/ktorii


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