Postdoctoral position in the Herman lab

Michael Herman mherman at ksu.edu
Wed Jun 4 17:24:47 EST 2003


Postdoctoral Position: Control of cell polarity in C. elegans

A postdoctoral position for up to 3 years is available beginning 
August 2003 in the Herman lab ( at Kansas State University.  The lab 
studies the control of cell polarity by Wnt signaling in C. elegans 
using molecular genetic approaches.  Ongoing projects include: the 
characterization of new genes involved in novel Wnt signaling 
pathways, investigation of the mechanism of asymmetric protein 
localization and determination of the nature of the Wnt polarity 
signal.  In addition to these projects, the lab is also beginning 
studies into the genetic control of nematode responses to 
environmental cues.  Thus, the successful candidate will be part of a 
diverse, interdisciplinary research group.  

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. C. elegans experience is a plus.  To apply, 
send a brief cover letter, 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
FAX (785) 532-6653

For additional information, please see our website and these references:

  tcl-2 encodes a novel protein that acts synergistically with the Wnt 
signaling pathway in C. elegans.  Dev. Biol. 256, 276-289.
  Control of cell polarity by noncanonical Wnt signaling in C. 
elegans.  Semin. Cell Dev. Biol. 13, 233-241.
TLP-1 is an asymmetric cell fate determinant that responds to Wnt 
signals and controls male tail tip morphogenesis in C. elegans. 
Development 129: 1497-1502
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.

Kansas State University is an equal opportunity employer and actively 
seeks diversity among its employees



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