Postdoctoral Position available

VICTORIA victoria at Biology.Emory.Edu
Mon Apr 17 13:14:59 EST 2000


  Subject:        	Postdoctoral Position Available

A postdoctoral position is available to study the 
function of the ma-l gene.  Genetic and biochemical 
evidence suggests that MAL is responsible for the 
acquisition of the terminal sulfur ligand of the 
molybdopterin cofactor.  The sulfurated form of the 
cofactor is required for the activity of a number of 
molybdenum hydroxylases including xanthine 
dehydrogenase and aldehyde oxidase.  The biosynthesis 
of the MoCF is an ancient, highly conserved pathway, but 
the mechanism of the terminal sulfuration process is 
completely unknown.  The amino portion of the MAL 
sequence is similar to a bacterial sulfurase, but the 
carboxy terminus is unique.  
Expertise with Drosophila genetics is not a 
requirement, but familiarity with cloning and protein-
protein interactions is essential.  Salary and benefits 
would be at the first or second year NIH 
postdoctoral level.
	V. Finnerty

Victoria Finnerty, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology
Biology Dept
Emory Univ.
Atlanta GA 30322
tel 404-727-4219
fax 404-727-2880
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