Postdoctoral Position

Michael Herman mherman at ksu.edu
Fri Jul 20 14:46:50 EST 2001


Postdoctoral Position

A postdoctoral position with funding guaranteed for at least one year is
available immediately to study Wnt signaling in C. elegans.  The Herman lab
(http://www.ksu.edu/hermanlab) at Kansas State University studies the
control of cell polarity and cell migration by Wnt signaling in C. elegans.
One project, to be completed in the first year, is the development of a
fluorescent reporter system for high throughput analysis of the spatial
control of Wnt signaling in C. elegans.  Once developed, this system will be
applied to an automated system at Union Biometrica, Inc.
(http://unionbio.com) that will select worms that display such inappropriate
signaling.  Other ongoing projects to investigate a novel Wnt signaling
pathway that functions to control the polarities of individual cells during
C. elegans postembyronic development are also available.

Please see these references and/or 2001 Worm meeting abstracts 31, 172, 876,
877, 1041:

Herman, M.A.  2001.  C. elegans POP-1/TCF functions in a canonical Wnt
pathway that controls cell migration and in a noncanonical Wnt pathway to
control cell polarity.  Development, 128, 581-590.

Korswagen, H. C., Herman, M. A. and Clevers, H. C. (2000). Distinct
beta-catenins mediate adhesion and signalling functions in C. elegans.
Nature 406, 527-532.

Herman, M.A., Ch'ng, Q., Hettenbach, S.M., Ratliff, T.M., Kenyon, C.,
Herman, R.K.  1999.  EGL-27 is similar to a metastasis-associated factor and
controls cell polarity and cell migration in C. elegans. Development
126:1055-1064.

Kansas State University is located in Manhattan, KS, a pleasant college town
nestled in the Flint Hills of Kansas, two hours west of Kansas City.

Preference will be given to applicants with expertise in molecular genetics
and microscopy.  Experience with C. elegans is a plus.  To apply send a C.V.
and a list of three references to:

Michael Herman
Division of Biology
Kansas State University
Ackert Hall
Manhattan, KS  66506
Office: (785) 532-6741
Lab: (785) 532-6773
FAX (785) 532-6653

Or to mherman at ksu.edu

Kansas state University is an equal opportunity employer and actively seek
diversity among its employees

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