Postdoctoral positions - Chloroplast biogenesis
David B. Stern
ds28 at cornell.edu
Thu Jun 9 16:46:52 EST 1994
Postdoctoral Positions in Chloroplast Biogenesis
2-3 postdoctoral positions will be available beginning September 1, 1994,
to use molecular genetic approaches to study two aspects of chloroplast
biogenesis in the unicellular eukaryotic alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii.
In the first project, chloroplast transformation approaches will be used
to define chloroplast transcript features that regulate translation
initiation and mRNA stability (see PNAS 90:497; EMBO J. 12:3627).
Nuclear transformation will be used to generate insertional mutations
and to clone genes encoding trans-acting proteins that regulate
In the second project, genetic approaches will be used to define
components of the chloroplast protein import pathway that
interact with the transit peptides of cytoplasmically synthesized
precursors. This project will involve 1) generating and testing transit
peptide mutations in vivo and in vitro and 2) isolating extragenic
suppressors that can compensate for the transit peptide
The positions will be supported for a period of up to three years.
Experience in molecular biology and either protein biochemistry
or genetics is required. Qualified individuals should send a statement
of research interests, curriculum vita, and the names, addresses and
phone numbers of three references to:
Project 1: Dr. David Stern, Boyce Thompson Institute, Cornell University,
Tower Rd., Ithaca NY 14853; Phone: (607) 254-1306; e-mail:
ds28 at cornell.edu; Fax (607) 254-1242); or
Project 2: Dr. Karen Kindle, 151 Biotechnology Building, Cornell
Ithaca, NY 14853; Phone (607) 254-4851; e-mail:
Karen_Kindle at qmrelay.mail.cornell.edu; Fax (607) 254-2428.
"The Boyce Thompson Institute and Cornell University are affirmative
action and equal opportunity employers; women and minorities are
encouraged to apply.
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