Postdoctoral position

Akhil B. Vaidya vaidyaa at auhs.edu
Tue May 12 19:55:54 EST 1998

Dear Colleagues:

I hope you don't mind intrusion by a non-algologist, but I thought some
of your list members may be interested in the position described below.
After all, it seems malarial parasites, indeed all apicomplexa, have
many things in common to algae!  Thank you for your indulgence.

Postdoctoral Position in Malaria Biochemistry/Molecular Biology

A postdoctoral position is available to join a group investigating
mitochondrial functions in malarial parasites.  In addition to carrying
out molecular genetics of the unusual mitochondrial DNA discovered in
this laboratory, studies are also directed at understanding the
molecular mechanisms of selective toxicity of antimalarial drugs such as
atovaquone.  A wide range of approaches are used for these
investigations, including molecular cloning and gene transfer, assays
for mitochondrial physiology in live parasites, and adoption of
bacterial and yeast systems for studying parasite proteins.  The
individual we seek will have a thorough background in molecular biology
and biochemistry, and a commitment to further our knowledge of the
intriguing mitochondrial genetic system of malarial parasites.
Experience with malarial parasites will be advantageous but is not
essential.  Please contact:

Akhil B. Vaidya, Ph.D.
Professor, Microbiology and Immunology
MCP/Hahnemann School of Medicine
Allegheny University of the Health Sciences
2900 Queen Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19129
Telephone:  215-991-8557
Fax:  215-843-4152
E-mail:  vaidyaa at auhs.edu

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