Assistantships-Grad Research

Connie Sebesta c-sebesta at
Fri Oct 24 16:06:08 EST 1997

PhD and M.Sc. graduate student assistantships are available immediately
for students interested in plant breeding and plant biotechnology as
related to development of vegetable and fruit crops for enhancement of
human health and nutrition.  Current efforts are directed toward
1)identification and analysis of fruit and vegetable crops, and
individual breeding lines, containing elevated levels of antioxidant
flavonoids and carotenoids, 2)traditional and molecular breeding for
introduction of these characteristics into commercial varieties,
3)assessment of anti-cancer activity of target comounds and crops in
laboratory animals (in collabration with MD Anderson Cancer Center,
Houston), and 4)identification, isolation, and manipulation of plant
genes regulating levels of targeted compounds in edible plant tissues.

Several assistantships are available beginning immediately and include
an out-of-state tuition waiver and full health coverage.  M.Sc.
assistantships are guaranteed for two years, while Ph.D. assistantships
are guaranteed for three years at a minimum of $11,000 and $12,000 per
year, respectively.  Minimum requirements include a 3.0 GPA and 1100 GRE
(combined verbal and quantitative scores).  Degree options in Genetics,
Plant Physiology and Biotechnology, Plant Breeding, Food Science, and
Horticulture are available.  These assistantships are limited to US and
resident aliens.

For more informaton contact: Leonard Pike or Jim Giovannoni, Vegetable
Improvement Center, 1500 Research Parkway Ste 120, TAMU Research Park,
College Station, TX  77843-2119, (409) 862-4521  FAX  (409) 862-4522 or
email vicmail at

Texas A&M University System is an equal opportunity employer.  Women and
minorities are encouraged to apply.

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