postdoctoral position ad

Francisco Pelegri fjpelegri at
Fri May 23 15:13:35 EST 2003

One NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available to the study the 
function of the gene aura during the early cellular cleavages, as well as 
molecularly clone the gene. A recessive maternal-effect mutation in 
this gene affects late cytokinesis and the recruitment of germ plasm to 
the furrow.  Our preliminary analysis suggests that this gene has a role 
in cytoskeletal rearrangements in the early embryo, possibly of the 
microfilament network, which in turn are required for vesicle secretion 
and germ plasm recruitment during furrow formation.  We use the 
analysis of mutant and wild-type embryos in order to understand at the 
cellular and molecular level the mechanisms required for these 

We are located in Madison, Wisconsin, a city that is consistently rated 
as one of the most livable cities in the U.S.   The biomedical 
community at the University of Wisconsin - Madison constitutes a 
superb scientific environment in a collegiate atmosphere.  Applicants 
should have experience in Developmental and/or Cell Biology and 
familiarity with molecular techniques.  

For more information, please contact Francisco Pelegri at 
fjpelegri at  

Francisco Pelegri
Assistant Professor
Department of Genetics
University of Wisconsin - Madison
445 Henry Mall
Madison, WI 53706-1574
Tel: office (608) 265-9286; lab (608) 262-2920
Fax: (608) 262-2976
Email: fjpelegri at

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