Post-doc position: molecular entomology

Al Handler handler at NERVM.NERDC.UFL.EDU
Sat Aug 1 14:03:29 EST 1998


A post-doctoral position in molecular entomology is available immediately
for a two-year period with a possibility for continuation.    We've had
recent success using the piggyBac transposon vector (originally IFP2 from
the cabbage looper moth)  in transforming Drosophila and several tephritid
fruit fly species (see PNAS 95:7520, 1998;
http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/full/95/13/7520).  This opens up many
opportunities for basic and applied studies relating to transposon function
(piggyBac, hobo/Ac elements),  sex-determination (Sxl, dsx), reproduction
(yolk proteins), behavior (per), and cell biology (DTS-5 proteasome).
While primary goals are to create transgenic insect strains useful for
their biological control, basic studies in su
strongly encouraged and many exciting possibilities exist.   Candidates
with a strong background in Drosophila or insect molecular biology are
encouraged to apply.  Currently, preference must be given to U.S. citizens
or those eligible to work in the U.S.   Please send a CV with a summary of
research interests, experience, and references to:

Dr. Alfred Handler
Center for Medical, Agricultural, and Veterinary Entomology
USDA-ARS
1700 SW 23rd Drive
Gainesville, Florida 32608
Tel: 352-374-5793
Fax: 352-374-5781
e-mail: handler at nervm.nerdc.ufl.edu






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