postdoctoral position/netrin receptors

Richard Gordon gordonr at
Wed Nov 6 02:11:37 EST 1996

Dear Peter,
Sound like your work might be relevant to my book ms. See below.
Best, -Dick Gordon

At  4:17 PM 11/5/96 -0800, peter kolodziej wrote:
>Netrins are key molecules mediating chemoattraction of commissural axon
>growth cones towards the midline.  The receptors responsible have been
>recently isolated.  A postdoctoral position is immediately available to
>study their mechanism of action in the Department of Cell Biology at
>Vanderbilt University Medical Center.  The laboratory is studying novel
>genes involved in the netrin signalling pathway (Cell (1996) 87:
>197-204), and  in neuronal morphogenesis and axon guidance (Neuron
>(1995) 15: 273-286).  Both Drosophila genetics and biochemical assays in
>vertebrates will be used to study gene function.  Qualified candidates
>should possess either an M.D. or Ph.D., have no more than two years
>postgraduate experience, and have a strong graduate training in
>genetics, biochemistry, or molecular biology.  Please send your c.v. and
>three letters of reference to:  Dr. Peter Kolodziej, Howard Hughes
>Medical Institute, 802 Light Hall, Vanderbilt School of Medicine,
>Nashville, TN 37232-0295.  T:615/343-7298.  F.615/343-4726.  E-mail:
>peter.kolodziej at  EOE.

Dear Colleague:

I've learned of your work and would appreciate this and a representative
set of your reprints to consider for my book, The Hierarchical Genome and
Ultraslow Differentiation Waves: Novel Unification of Development,
Genetics, and Evolution  (Singapore: World Scientific), which I am winding
up. If you would like any of our reprints listed below, please just let me
know. Thank you for your consideration.

Best regards,

Dr. Richard Gordon, Ph.D. (Chemical Physics), Professor,  Department of
Adjunct Professor of Physics and Electrical & Computer Engineering
President, Canadian Society for Theoretical Biology (CSTB)
Editorial Boards: Journal of Biological Systems, Journal of Cellular Engineering
Vice-President, Canadian Association for Responsible Research Funding (CARRF)

Bjorklund, N.K. & S. Duhon (1996). The Mexican axolotl as a pet and a
laboratory animal. In: L. Ackerman (ed.), Biology, Husbandry and Health
Care of Reptiles and Amphibians, Jersey City, NJ: Tropical Fish Hobbyist,
in press.

Bjorklund, N.K. & R. Gordon (1993). Nuclear state splitting: a working
model for the mechanochemical coupling of differentiation waves to master
genes. Russian J. Dev. Biol.  24 (2), 79-95.

Bjorklund, N. K. & R. Gordon (1994). Surface contraction and expansion
waves correlated with differentiation in axolotl embryos. I. Prolegomenon
and differentiation during the plunge through the blastopore, as shown by
the fate map. Computers & Chemistry  18(3), 333-345.

Brodland, G. W., R. Gordon, M. J. Scott, N. K. Bjorklund, K. B. Luchka, C.
C. Martin, C. Matuga, M. Globus, S. Vethamany-Globus & D. Shu (1993).
Furrowing surface contraction wave coincident with primary neural induction
in amphibian embryos. J. Morph. 219, 131-142.

Gordon, R. (1989). A critical review of the physics and statistics of
condoms and their role in individual versus societal survival of the AIDS
epidemic. J. Sex & Marital Therapy  15(1), 5-30.

Gordon, R. (1992). Grant agencies versus the search for truth.
Accountability in Res. 2, 1-5.

Gordon, R. (1993). The fractal physics of biological evolution. In:
Beysens, D., N. Boccara & G. Forgacs, eds. Dynamical Phenomena at
Interfaces, Surfaces and Membranes. Commack, N.Y.: NOVA Science Publishers,

Gordon, R. (1993). Careers in theoretical biology. Carolina Tips  56(3), 9-11.

Gordon, R. (1994). Evolution escapes rugged fitness landscapes by gene or
genome doubling: the blessing of higher dimensionality. Chemistry &
Computers  18(3), 325-332.

Gordon, R. (1996). Computer controlled evolution of diatoms: design for a
"compustat" Nova Hedwigia  112, 213-216.

Gordon, R. (1996). Book review: Hierarchy versus Reductionism, a Review of
Eldredge, N. (1995). Reinventing Darwin: The Great Debate at the High Table
of Evolutionary Theory.  New York: John Wiley & Sons. J. Evol. Biol.  9(3),

Gordon, R. (1996). On halting bear and professor hunts: Internet and the
University of Manitoba professors' strike for academic freedom.
Negotiations  (Canadian Association of University Teachers, Collective
Bargaining Section)  13(2), 4-8.

Gordon, R. (1996). Viewpoint:  rough analysis of funding inequity in the
Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba. Prairie Med. J.  66(3),

Gordon, R. & N.K. Bjorklund (1996). How to observe surface contraction
waves on axolotls. Int. J. Dev. Biol.  40(4), 913-914.

Gordon, R., N. K. Bjorklund & P. D. Nieuwkoop (1994). Dialogue on embryonic
induction and differentiation waves. Int. Rev. Cytol. 150, 373-420.

Gordon, R., N.K. Bjorklund, G.G.C. Robinson & H.J. Kling (1996). Sheared
drops and pennate diatoms. Nova Hedwigia  112, 287-297.

Gordon, R. & R. W. Drum (1994). The chemical basis of diatom morphogenesis.
Int. Rev. Cytol. 150, 243-372, 421-422.

Gordon, R. & J.E. Tyson (1993). Fatal sexually transmitted diseases
(FSTDs), such as AIDS, select for the evolution of monogamy and provide a
model for background extinction. J. Biol. Systems  1(4), 1-26.

Guan, H. & R. Gordon (1996). Computed tomography using ART with different
projection access schemes: a comparison study under practical situations.
Phys. Med. Biol.  41, 1727-1743.

Martin, C. C. & R. Gordon (1995). Differentiation trees, a junk DNA
molecular clock, and the evolution of neoteny in salamanders. J. Evol.
Biol. 8, 339-354.

Martin, C.C. & R. Gordon (1996). Ultrastructural analysis of the cell state
splitter in ectoderm cells differentiating to neural plate and epidermis
during gastrulation in embryos of the axolotl Ambystoma mexicanum.
Ontogenez, in press.

Mazur, E.J. & R. Gordon (1995). Interpolative algebraic reconstruction
techniques without beam partitioning for computed tomography. Med. Biol.
Eng. Comput.  33(1), 82-86.

Nieuwkoop, P.D., N.K. Bjorklund & R. Gordon (1996). Surface contraction and
expansion waves correlated with differentiation in axolotl embryos. II. In
contrast to urodeles, the anuran Xenopus laevis  does not show furrowing
surface contraction waves. Int. J. Dev. Biol.  40(4), in press.

Sivaramakrishna, R. & R. Gordon (1996). Detection of breast cancer at a
smaller size can reduce the likelihood of metastatic spread: a quantitative
analysis. Acad. Radiol.,  in press.

Dr. Richard Gordon, Department of Radiology
University of Manitoba, Room ON104, Health Sciences Centre
820 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, MB R3A 1R9 Canada
Phone: (204) 789-3828,  Fax: (204) 787-2080, Home: (204) 589-0411
E-mail: GordonR at

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