post-doc position

Sue Gibson sig at
Wed Jun 11 11:29:16 EST 1997

Rice University, Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology

        A post-doctoral position is available to study the "hormone-like"
effects of soluble sugars on plant gene expression and development.
Several mutants of Arabidopsis thaliana that show altered expression of the
sugar-regulated gene encoding beta-amylase have been isolated.  The
position involves helping to characterize these mutants to determine if the
mutations they carry also affect the expression of other known
sugar-regulated genes.  The effect of these mutations on other plant
processes that have been shown or suggested to be influenced by sugar
levels will also be ascertained.  These processes include photosynthesis,
control of root to shoot ratios and induction of flowering.  In addition, a
map-based approach will be used to clone the genes identified by the
        Applicants should have experience in molecular biology,
biochemistry and/or plant physiology.  Applicants should submit a
curriculum vitae, a letter stating their research interests/experience and
have three letters of reference sent to the address shown below.  In
addition, applicants who will be attending the Arabidopsis Meeting at
Madison, Wisconsin, later this month should indicate that fact and state
when during the meeting they will be available to discuss the position.

Dr. Sue Gibson
Rice University
Dept. of Biochemistry and Cell Biology - MS140
George Brown Hall
6100 Main St.
Houston, TX   77005-1892
fax:  713-285-5154
e-mail:  sig at

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