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[Arabidopsis] Post-Doc: Cell Signaling and Morphogenesis

Dan Szymanski via arab-gen%40net.bio.net (by dszyman At purdue.edu)
Wed Jan 24 17:22:07 EST 2007


Postdoctoral Fellowships at Purdue University

Two postdoctoral positions are available in the areas of cell signaling 
and morphogenesis, with an emphasis on figuring out how plant cells 
generate and use the cytoskeleton during growth. One project is 
centered on understanding the spatial and temporal control of ROP 
family small GTPase signaling in the context of leaf epidermal 
morphogenesis. A functional understanding of SPIKE1 (Qiu et al., Plant 
Cell 2001) constitutes the foundation of this project. Another project 
focuses on the mechanisms by which plants cells generate new actin 
filament networks in response to ROP signals (see Szymanski, Curr. 
Opin. Plant Biol., 2005). The WAVE-ARP2/3 pathway affects many aspects 
of plant development, yet the components of the pathway are not all 
identified and their cellular functions are not known. This project 
will focus on the interface of the actin cytoskeleton with the 
endomembrane system. Both projects have extensive collections of 
mutants, localization tools, and recombinant proteins at your disposal. 
Applicants should have experience in biochemistry and/or cell and 
molecular biology.

Interested individuals should send their CV and a statement of research 
interests to: Dr. Dan Szymanski, Purdue University, Department of 
Agronomy.  dszyman At purdue.edu.


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Dan Szymanski
Associate Professor
Agronomy Department
Purdue University
170 S. University St.
W. Lafayette, IN
47907-2054

office: 226 WSLR
phone: 765 494-8092

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