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[Arabidopsis] Postdoc position available

Sarah Grant sgrant at email.unc.edu
Fri Nov 4 13:20:21 EST 2005

Prof. Sarah Grant of the Department of Biology at the University of 
North Carolina at Chapel Hill is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to 
participate in an NSF sponsored project. The goal of the project is to 
understand the function of bacterial virulence factors in enhancing 
plant disease. Type III effectors are introduced into host cells from 
infecting bacteria where they enhances pathogen growth and disease 
symptom development. We have initiated a genetic screen to find plant 
genes required for symptomatic responses to a specific type III effector 
that demonstrably contributes to disease and disease symptoms. Our goal 
is to identify the plant targets of the bacterial virulence factor. We 
are looking for someone to continue the screen, characterize potential 
mutants already identified and initiate other efforts to characterize 
the function of AvrPpiB. The candidate must have a Ph.D and experience 
with plant genetics, preferably with Arabidopsis. Interested candidates 
should send a curriculum vitae including a list of published and “in 
press” papers by email to sgrant at email.unc.edu 
<mailto:sgrant at email.unc.edu>.

Sarah R. Grant
Research Associate Professor
Department of Biology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill NC, 27599-3280
Tel: (919) 962-7253
Fax: (919) 962-1625
Email: sgrant at email.unc.edu
Url: www.bio.unc.edu/faculty/grant

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