Postdoctoral openings in molecular genetics, fungi.

robert ullrich rullrich at moose.uvm.edu
Thu Apr 14 13:44:32 EST 1994


TWO POSTDOCOTRAL POSITIONS IN MOLECULAR GENETICS OF FUNGI.


Two post-doctoral fellowships are available in the laboratories
of Dr. Robert Ullrich (Department of Botany) and Dr. Charles
Novotny (Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics) to
work as part of their collaborative team studying mating-type
regulation of development in the basidiomycete fungus,
Schizophyllum commune.   The successful candidates will prosecute
either of two projects depending upon experience and interest. 
Project 1 examines the protein complexes of the A Y and Z
homeodomain proteins and how these putative transcription factors
attain active protein conformations in allelic combinations which
activate sexual development (see Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA,
1992, 89:7169-7173 and 7174-7178).  Project 2 characterizes genes
of the recently isolated A-beta, B-alpha and B-beta loci; these
loci will be subjected to structural analysis as described for A-
alpha (see references above).  Preliminary data show that the A-
beta locus also encodes homeodomain proteins and the B-alpha
locus encodes a pheromone/pheromone receptor system (i.e., an
oligopeptide pheromone and a seven transmembrane domain,
serpentine-type receptor).  Applicants must have experience in
nucleic acids, proteins or antibodies.  Successful candidates may
also compete for Lucille P. Markey Post-doctoral Fellowships
within the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics.  To
apply send curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation
to: Dr. Robert C. Ullrich, Department of Botany, Life Science
Building, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405-0086. The
University of Vermont is an AA/EO employer.



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