[Arabidopsis] Bent lab postdoctoral position - LRR biology

Andrew Bent via arab-gen%40net.bio.net (by afbent from wisc.edu)
Fri Apr 25 10:40:56 EST 2008

*Molecular Dissection of LRR Receptor Function
A postdoctoral research position is available with Andrew Bent to 
investigate the structure/function of leucine-rich repeat domains, with 
particular but not exclusive emphasis on plant disease resistance 
receptors such as FLS2.  LRRs are common in R gene products, innate 
immunity receptors, hormone receptors, proteins that control plant and 
animal development, and many other proteins.  We are investigating how 
LRR domains work in terms of ligand specificity and signaling 
activation, and are developing in vitro evolution methodologies to 
generate new receptors with novel ligand specificity (new pathogen 
recognition capability).  Recent papers include Sun et al. (2006) Plant 
Cell 18:764 and Dunning et al. (2007) Plant Cell 19:3297.  See also 
http://www.plantpath.wisc.edu/fac/afb.htm.  Opportunities to build 
teaching/mentoring resume optionally available.  At University of 
Wisconsin -- Madison you can be guaranteed cold winters, beautiful 
summers, a popular and interesting living environment, and a large, 
interactive and highly successful community of plant and molecular 
biology researchers. 

Please send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and names and 
contact information for three personal references to afbent from wisc.edu. 

Andrew Bent
Department of Plant Pathology	  	Office Phone: (608) 265-3034
University of Wisconsin - Madison	Fax: (608) 263-2626
1630 Linden Drive		  	Lab Phone: (608) 265-3075 
Madison, WI  53706		  	Office & Lab: 886 Russell Labs

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