Postdoctoral Position in Plant Responses to Pathogens

Terry Delaney tpd4 at CORNELL.EDU
Tue Sep 30 09:02:34 EST 1997

A postdoctoral position is available immediately to study the regulation
of systemic acquired resistance (SAR) in Arabidopsis.  The Arabidopsis
NIM1 gene regulates expression of induced disease resistance through the
SAR pathway (see Delaney, 1997; Plant Physiol 113: 5;  Delaney et al,
1995, PNAS 92: 6602).  The predicted NIM1 protein contains ankyrin
repeats and appears to be homologous to the IK-B/Cactus family of
transcription factor repressors.  At Cornell, part of the focus of my
program is to understand the biochemical function of NIM1.  Therefore, I
am seeking a postdoctoral researcher with a strong background in
biochemistry and the ability to rapidly pursue this exciting project.=20
For more information about our work, see:  Ryals et al, 1997, Plant
Cell: 9: 425; Delaney et al, 1994, Science 266: 1247, and:

Qualifications:  A Ph.D. with substantial experience in biochemistry,
plus molecular biology, genetics or cytology.  Individuals with
experience in plants or non-plant model eukaryotic organisms will be
considered. Applicants should possess a broad perspective and be willing
to employ a diverse range of experimental methods.=20

The Department of Plant Pathology has 25 faculty with diverse interests
in pathogen biology and host responses to disease.  A wide variety of
departments contribute to the stimulating atmosphere in plant and
non-plant biology.  Cornell University and Ithaca are located in the
Finger Lakes region of NY, an area renowned for its abundant lakes,
waterfalls and gorges.  We enjoy a stimulating range of seasons that
include spectacular summers and an =E5off-season* filled with winter
sports opportunities.  Cornell and Ithaca College help support a rich
cultural atmosphere in this city of 30,000 people. =20

To Apply:  Send a statement describing current and future research
interests, a C.V. with manuscripts listed and names, addresses and
numbers of four potential references to: =20

Terrence Delaney, Assistant Professor; Cornell University, Dept. of
Plant Pathology; Ithaca NY 14853.

Terrence P. Delaney,  tpd4 at  (607) 255-7856
(fax-4471)         =20
Cornell University, Department of Plant Pathology
341 Plant Science Bldg, Ithaca, NY 14853

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