Fellowships in Molecular Biology at the U. of Missouri (Columbia)

DL Ranly molbiodr at mizzou1.missouri.edu
Wed Oct 26 20:20:15 EST 1994


ABOUT MU's MOLECULAR BIOLOGY PROGRAM

Our Program is designed for young scientists who want to expand the
breadth and depth of their studies in molecular biology through
predoctoral fellowships.

We offer fellowships through a dynamic and interdisciplinary plan that:
       € fosters close interactions among faculty, postdoctoral fellows
and graduate students, and
       € allows participation in laboratory rotations, workshops, seminars
and symposia.
 
Our Program offers you three distinct advantages:
       € an interdisciplinary nature,
       € a broad selection of faculty expertise and experience, and
       € an atmosphere in which ideas are freely exchanged.

This unique Program offers you a special opportunity to train in a
supportive and growing environment.

The Program's purpose is Š
1. to promote research on the genetics and molecular biology of animal,
plant and microbial systems. The program concentrates on problems in
medicine, agriculture and energy.
2. to stimulate new interdisciplinary research and teaching by integrating
research and scholarly activities among divisions and departments. 
3.  to serve as a state, regional and national resource for industry and
for other educational institutions.

With these goals in mind, the program focuses on four research areas Š

       1. development and aging,
       2. resistance to disease,
       3. biological energy conversion, and
       4. environmental improvement.  

By sharing a common technology and by focusing on these areas, molecular
biology researchers at MU are able to make scientific advances that will
ultimately improve the quality of human life.

FACULTY
This campuswide interdisciplinary program draws its faculty primarily from
the departments of animal sciences, biochemistry, biological sciences,
molecular microbiology and immunology, pharmacology and veterinary
microbiology. Other participating faculty come from various departments in
the colleges of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources; Arts and Science;
Veterinary Medicine; and from the School of Medicine. All share a common
interest in the molecular basis of important biological processes.

FACILITIES
The Molecular Biology Program at MU provides five core facilities on
campus. These provide a variety of services such as protein purification
and sequencing, oligonucleotide synthesis and DNA sequencing, monoclonal
antibody production, cell sorting, molecular cytology and transgenic
animal production. In addition, the campus offers facilities for electron
microscopy; NMR spectroscopy; protein, peptide, amino acid, carbohydrate,
lipid and inorganic analyses; and neutron scattering studies at the
nation¹s largest university research reactor.

PREDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS
Molecular Biology Program fellowships are renewable for up to four years
and provide a stipend of $14,000 per year and a waiver of all tuition and
fees. Application packets are available from the Program.
       To contact the program you may:
sMail: 311 Tucker Hall, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211
Call: 314/882-2816, or
eMail: MolBioDR at mizzou1.missouri.edu

       The Program should receive your completed application no later than
Feb. 1, 1995

UNIVERSITY & COMMUNITY
The University of Missouri-Columbia, founded in 1839, is the first state
university west of the Mississippi River. It is one of the nation's most
complete institutions of higher learning, with 18 schools and colleges on
a single campus. Its 22,600 students come from all 114 Missouri counties,
all 50 states and more than 109 countries.
       The Carnegie Classification of Higher Education lists MU as the
only public university in Missouri in its highest class, Research
Universities I. Out of 3,400 colleges and universities nationwide, only 70
were so classified.
       Columbia is a progressive community of 70,000, situated
conveniently in the heart of Missouri. St. Louis is 125 miles east, Kansas
City is 125 miles west and the Lake of the Ozarks is 60 miles south. The
city also offers a variety of entertainment in film, theater, art and
music, as well as outstanding recreational activities.
       In 1992, Money magazine rated Columbia as the second best place to
live in the United States. Said the magazine article: ³Life here is not
just inexpensive. It¹s also clean and green.² The magazine estimated that
the cost of living in Columbia is 10 percent below the U.S. metro median.

INTERNATIONAL APPLICATIONS
We are delighted to mail our application packet to potential applicants in
countries outside of North America. However, in order to defray the high
cost of international mail, the Molecular Biology Program requires that
international students send us sufficient U.S. postage to mail our
application package (~300 grams). This policy applies to any address
outside the United States, Canada and Mexico.

-- 
D.L. Ranly
Molecular Biology Program
311 Tucker Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211
molbiodr at mizzou1.missouri.edu

-- 
DL Ranly
Molecular Biology Program
311 Tucker Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211
molbiodr at mizzou1.missouri.edu



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