[Drosophila] Postdoctoral Opportunities

MartinKreitman via dros%40net.bio.net (by mkre from uchicago.edu)
Thu May 7 11:36:15 EST 2009


Postdoctoral opportunities are available  to investigate complex trait
variation for models of human disease in the fruitfly. In
collaboration with Dr. Graeme Bell, Dr. Michael Ludwig has created a
fly model of neonatal diabetes in the fruitfly by introducing and
expressing a mutant form of the human insulin gene (causing neonatal
diabetes) in the fly. Mutant insulin (but not wildtype insulin)
expression has a strong cell death phenotype when expressed in the
developing eye or other imaginal disk tissues. We are interested in
introducing this (or other) "disease model" into different wild
genetic background to investigating naturally occuring genetic
variation for suppression or enhancement of the "disease" phenotype.

Postdoctoral positions are available for students trained in
Drosophila molecular genetics. Please contact Dr. Martin Kreitman,
Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Chicago,
mkre from uchicago.edu



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