postdoc position in motor proteins at Berkeley

Les Erickson les22 at
Mon Mar 12 17:48:54 EST 2001

A postdoctoral position is available to study the function of class III 
myosin motor proteins in vertebrate retina.  Class III myosins 
contain a kinase domain and localize primarily to photoreceptor 
cells, where, in Drosophilia, they have been implicated in signal 
transduction pathways. We have isolated myosin III genes from fish 
(bass and zebrafish) and human (Dose, AC, and B. Burnside 
(2000) Genomics, 67, 333-342.) and have begun characterizing 
their encoded proteins.  This position would involve purification and 
identification of myosin III complexes from retina using a highly-
specific antibody already in hand, yeast two-hybrid screening for 
interacting proteins using retina cDNA libraries already in hand, 
and expression of recombinant myosin III proteins for use in 
motility and kinase assays.  Applicants should have experience in 
molecular biology and protein biochemistry.  Please email 
curriculum vitae and contact information for three references to: Dr. 
Beth Burnside, Dept. of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University 
of California, Berkeley.  Email: Burnside at  

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