Postdoc to study stress signaling
AlexLevine at huji.ac.il
Thu Jul 25 09:43:17 EST 2002
Postdoctoral position to study plant resistance to environmental
stresses based on our novel results that link endocytosis with
regulation of stress response pathways. The work will explore the
effect of endocytosis on the signal transduction of stress-induced
pathways. The primary focus of this project is on the environmental
(abiotic) stress signalling and resistance, but pathogenesis will be
addressed as well.
The project involves usage of functional genomics along with
classical cell biology and molecular genetics approaches. The major
area of the laboratory is the study of oxidative stresses in plants,
with regard to resistance to biotic (bacterial and fungal pathogens)
and to abiotic/environmental (salt, cold) stresses.
The laboratory is situated in the Givat-Ram campus in the Hebrew
University of Jerusalem and has all the facilities for the projected
research. Despite of what may appear from the news Jerusalem is a
beautiful and lively city.
The position is available immediately.
Some recent publications form the lab:
Potikha, T., Collins, C. C., Johnson, D. I., Delmer, D. P., and
Levine, A. (1999). The involvement of hydrogen peroxide in the
differentiation of secondary walls in cotton fibers, Plant Physiology
Solomon, M., Belenghi, B., Delledonne, M., and Levine, A. (1999). The
Involvement of cysteine proteases and protease inhibitor genes in
programmed cell death in plants. Plant Cell 11, 431-444.
Govrin, E. M., and Levine, A. (2000). The hypersensitive response
facilitates plant infection by the necrotrophic pathogen Botrytis
cinerea. Current Biology 10, 751-757.
Mazel, A. and Levine, A. (2000). Induction of cell death in
arabidopsis by superoxide in combinatin with salicylic acid or
protein synthesis inhibitors. Free Radic Biol Medic 30, 98-106.
Levine, A., Belenghi, B., Damari-Weisler, H., and Granot, D. (2001).
Vesicle Associated Membrane Protein of Arabidopsis Suppresses
Bax-induced apoptosis in yeast downstream of oxidative burst. J.
Biol. Chem. 276, -46284-46289
Govrin, E. M., and Levine, A. (2002). Infection of Arabidopsis with a
necrotrophic pathogen, Botrytis cinerea,elicits various defense
responses but does not induce systemic acquired resistance (SAR).
Plant Mol. Biol. 48; 267-276
Tiwari, B. S., Belenghi, B., and Levine, A. (2002). Oxidative stress
increased respiration and generation of reactive oxygen species,
resulting in ATP depletion, opening of mitochondrial permeability
transition and Programmed Cell Death., Plant Physiol128: 1271-1281
Please write to:
Dr. Alex Levine
Department of Plant Sciences
Institute of Life Sciences
The Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem
Givat-Ram, Jerusalem 91904, Israel
Tel: (972)2 658 6543 Fax:(972)2 658 4425
Email: AlexLevine at huji.ac.il
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