Postdoctoral Positions

Kathleen Gajewski sa08383 at ODIN.MDACC.TMC.EDU
Wed Jan 14 19:29:05 EST 1998

Postdoctoral Positions

Two (2) postdoctoral fellow positions are available immediately in the 
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Training Program in 
Genes & Development, at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center.

Position 1: Genetic Basis of Heart Formation.  This project will involve 
the identification and analysis of novel transcription factors regulating 
cardiac gene expression.  Cardiac muscle enhancers for two different 
Drosophila genes have been isolated and the regulatory genes controlling 
the cell specific function of these enhancers will be characterized 
molecularly and genetically.  [see EMBO J. 16: 515-522, 1997]

Position 2: Neuronal Cell Differentiation.  Investigate the regulation 
and function of the D-MEF2 transcription factor gene in neuronal cell 
differentiation.  D-MEF2 is abundantly expressed in Kenyon cells, which 
are the intrinsic neurons of the mushroom body learning center of the 
Drosophila brain.  [see Oncogene 12: 1827-1831, 1996]

Both Positions require a Ph.D. or M.D. degree and experience with 
standard molecular biological techniques.  A prior research background 
with the Drosophila model system would be useful, but not required.  For 
both projects, identified factors are likely to be conserved in higher 
eukaryotic organisms.  Thus, there will be future possibilities to clone 
and analyze mouse homologues of these important regulatory genes.

If interested, send a CV and the names of three (3) references to:

Dr. Robert A. Schulz
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology-Box 117
The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, Texas 77030

Tel: 713-792-2558
E-mail: ras at

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