telomeres at Tulane

Lustig, Arthur J. alustig at MAILHOST.TCS.TULANE.EDU
Fri Dec 4 12:51:04 EST 1998


POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS TO STUDY TELOMERE STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION

	A postdoctoral position is available to investigate telomere
dynamics in Saccharomyces cerevisiae in the laboratory of Dr. Arthr J.
Lustig at Tulane University Medical Center. We have had a long-standing
fascination in telomere structure and function and are currently focusing
on two broad areas:

	1) THE MECHANISM OF TELOMERIC SILENCING
	RECENT REFERENCES
	Park et al., Sir3p Domains Involved in the Initiation of Telomeric
Silencing in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Genetics 150:  977-986 (1998);
	Lustig, A., Mechamisms of silencing in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
Current Opinions in Gentetics and Development 8: 233-239 (1998)
	and

	2) THE MECHANISM OF TELOMERE SIZE CONTROL
	RECENT REFERENCES
	 Li et al. A novel mechanism for telomere size control in
Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Genes Dev. 10: 1310-1326 (1996);
	Lustig, A. The identification of telomerase subunits:  catalysing
telomere research. 7:299-302 (1997);
	Polotnianka et al.  The yeast Ku heterodimer is essential for
protection of the telomere against nucleolytic and recombinational
activities. Current Biology 831-834 (1998)

	Candidates should have a background in molecular biology and/or
genetics.  Background in yeast is preferable but not required. Applicants
must be highly motivated "self-starters".

	Interested candidates should send their c.v. either by e-mail, fax,
or mail to the address listed below.

Arthur J. Lustig
Associate Professor
Department of Biochemistry SL43
Tulane University Medical Center
1430 Tulane Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70112
phone: 504-584-3688
fax: 504-584-2739





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