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[Arabidopsis] postdoctoral position

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Postdoctoral Position

Molecular Mechanisms of Temperature Responses under Non-extreme Conditions
in Arabidopsis thaliana


Laboratory of Dr. Jian Hua

Department of Plant Biology

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853



A postdoctoral position is available to investigate the molecular mechanism
of temperature responses under non-extreme conditions in Arabidopsis
thaliana. Temperature, with its daily fluctuations and seasonal changes, is
one of the major environmental factors that regulate plants' growth,
distribution, and survival. However, how plants adapt to temperature
variations is not understood, especially so is how plants respond to
temperature variations at the non-extreme range. We are starting to
investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying temperature responses and
temperature modulation of defense responses in Arabidopsis thaliana. The
successful candidate will genetically dissect the responses using molecular
markers and the temperature-dependent phenotype of a defense response mutant
bon1 (Hua et al, 2001 G &D 15, 2263; Yang and Hua, 2004 Plant Cell 16,
1060). Key genes in the pathways will be isolated and their products will be
biochemically characterized. This research will lay the foundation to
elucidate mechanisms of temperature sensing and signaling in plants and will
generate tools for improving agriculture and preserving ecosystems.


Highly motivated candidates with a strong background in molecular genetics
and/or biochemistry are encouraged to apply. Applicants should send a letter
of interest, CV and the names of three references to Dr. Jian Hua,
Department of Plant Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 or
jh299 at cornell.edu.


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