Postdoctoral Position Available

Graeme Mardon gmardon at
Tue Oct 22 04:45:20 EST 1996

Postdoctoral Position in Developmental Biology

A postdoctoral position in Developmental Biology is available 
immediately to study the molecular and genetic mechanisms of eye and 
limb development using both the mouse and Drosophila as model systems.  
Work will focus on genes conserved in both species that control cell 
fates and pattern tissues and organs during development.  
Specifically, this project will examine the structure and function of 
human and mouse homologs of the Drosophila gene dachshund, which 
encodes a nuclear protein required for normal eye and leg development 
(Mardon et al. [1994].  Development 120, 3473-3486).  Moreover, we 
have recently shown that targeted dachshund expression is sufficient 
to induce ectopic eye formation in Drosophila (Shen and Mardon, 
Development 123, in press).  Thus, dachshund acts high in the 
regulatory hierarchy controlling retinal development and is highly 
conserved in vertebrates.  Baylor provides an outstanding environment 
for projects involving both Drosophila and the mouse.  Individuals 
with training in molecular biology or genetics should apply.  Please 
send a CV, a list of publications and three letters of reference to:

Graeme Mardon, Ph.D.
Department of Pathology
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX  77030
(713) 798-8731
gmardon at

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