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Postdoctoral position available

Hisashi Koiwa koiwa at neo.tamu.edu
Wed Nov 17 21:04:32 EST 2004


Postdoctoral associate position in plant molecular biology

An NSF-funded post-doctoral research associate position is available to
conduct research on genes that regulate plant environmental stress responses
by modulating core transcriptional machinery.  The project focuses on
functions of Arabidopsis C-terminal domain (CTD) phosphatase-like gene
family (CPLs) that has been identified as modifiers of stress inducible gene
expression (1, 2).  CPL family contains plant-specific class of CTD
phosphatases that dephosphorylate CTD of RNA polymerase II (3), as well as
large number of uncharacterized putative protein phosphatases. Current and
future research efforts include profiling CPL-substrate combinations,
profiling subcellular localization of different CPL isoforms, profiling gene
expression in CPL mutants, determining the function of double-stranded RNA
binding domains in CPLs and isolation of CPL-interacting proteins and
dsRNAs.  The position is available immediately for a period of up to 3
years.  A Ph. D. degree in plant science, biochemistry, or related field is
required.  Research experience in molecular genetics, recombinant proteins,
and biochemistry using plant cells is preferred.

To apply, send a letter of application outlining research experience and
interests, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to Dr.
Hisashi Koiwa (e-mail: koiwa at neo.tamu.edu), MS2133 Dept. Hort. Sci., Texas
A&M University, TX77843-2133, USA.  Electronic applications are accepted via
e-mail.  Three names of reference (with their affiliation, e-mail address
and phone number) should be included in the electronic application, followed
by recommendation e-mails from the references.  Please send any questions
about this project/position (and by e-mail (kowia at neo.tamu.edu), TEL:
979-845-5282 or FAX: 979-845-0627.

References:
1.  Koiwa et al.  (2002) Proc. Natl.Acad. Sci. USA 99, 10893-10898
2.  Xiong et al.  (2002) Proc. Natl.Acad. Sci. USA 99, 10899-10904
3.  Koiwa et al.  (2004) Proc. Natl.Acad. Sci. USA, 101, 14539-10544
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Hisashi Koiwa
Assistant Professor
Dept. Horticultural Sciences
2133 Texas A&M University
College Station, TX77843-2133, USA
TEL: 979-845-5282
FAX: 979-845-0627
URL: http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/faculty/koiwa.html

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