postdoc position available

Creg Darby creg at
Wed Jun 16 01:41:11 EST 2004

A postdoctoral position is available to study C. elegans bah genes.

When C. elegans is exposed to the bacterium Yersinia pestis, the cause 
of bubonic plague, the worm head becomes covered by a biofilm that 
blocks feeding (Nature 2002, 417:243). This is a model for the 
mechanism by which the bacteria colonize their natural vector, the 
flea. The Darby lab is characterizing C. elegans mutants that are Bah 
-- biofilm absent on head  (International Worm Meeting 2003, abstract 
288). The lab, which also studies other interactions between nematodes 
and bacteria, is in the Department of Microbiology, University of 
Alabama at Birmingham.

Molecular biology experience is essential, and experience with C. 
elegans or another model genetic system is highly desirable. Please 
send email containing CV, PDF reprints, contact information for 
references, and a brief description of previous and current research to 
creg at

Creg Darby, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Microbiology
University of Alabama at Birmingham
creg at


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