Postdoctoral position available/initiation of nuclear divisions in fertilized eggs

Mariana Wolfner mfw5 at
Sun Aug 6 14:34:44 EST 2000

An NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available immediately to study 
how sperm and egg-derived pronuclei are activated to begin cell 
cycles in fertilized Drosophila eggs. We combine molecular, cell 
biological and genetic approaches to examine the control of 
pronuclear chromatin state and associations that permit the 
transition from meiosis to mitosis. Most of our studies center on a 
nuclear protein, YA (Young Arrest), which is essential for this 
process. We also address how YA and other proteins are regulated to 
ensure that the nuclear changes occur only at this critical 
developmental time (see Devel. Biol. 184, 187-196, J. Cell Sci. 110, 
643-651; Devel. Biol. 210, 124-34.).
Highly-motivated Ph.D.s with cell/molecular biology experience are 
welcomed; experience with Drosophila, while not essential, is a plus. 
If you are interested in joining our active lab in an interactive 
department, please send your CV and names/addresses of three 
references to:

Dr. Mariana Wolfner
Dept. of Molecular Biology and Genetics
423 Biotechnology Building
Cornell University
Ithaca NY 14853-2703
Email: mfw5 at
phone: 607-254-4801


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