Research assistantship available in applied ecological genetics

Albert G. Abbott aabbott at CLEMSON.EDU
Thu Jul 30 18:42:14 EST 1998

Graduate research assistantship (renewable for up to two years) in
Applied Ecological Genetics available at Clemson University, starting
fall semester 1998 (August) or spring semester 1999 (January). We seek
an individual with an interest in utilizing molecular markers to assess
gene flow (by pollen and seed) from cultivated plants to wild relatives.
The long term goal is to assess ecological risks of transgene escape
from bioengineered crops to wild relatives. Current research focuses on
strawberries, is funded by the Biotechnology Risk Assessment Program of
USDA, and involves a team of scientists at Clemson including Drs. Abbott
and Rajapakse (molecular biology), Spira (population biology) Tonkyn
(theoretical ecology), and Westman (postdoctoral associate coordinating
the research).

Candidates should have background and interest in plant genetics/ecology
and experience using molecular techniques.  Contact Dr. Albert G. Abbott
(aalbert at or Dr. Anne L. Westman (awestma at,
Department of Biological Sciences, Clemson University, Clemson SC,
29634-1903; Phone 864-656-3060; Fax 864-656-0435. Clemson University is
an equal opportunity /affirmative action employer.

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