Postdoctoral position in Molecular Quantitative Genetics

John Doebley doebley at maroon.tc.umn.edu
Thu Mar 25 11:30:49 EST 1999

Molecular Quantitative Genetics
Postdoctoral Associate
A postdoctoral position is available to work on the molecular basis of
quantitative variation in maize and its ancestor, teosinte.  The project
involves an analysis of the teosinte branched1 (tb1) gene [see Genetics
141, 333-346 (1995); Nature 386, 485-488 (1997)].  One component of the
project will measure the phenotypic effects of a set of tb1 alleles
isolated from maize and teosinte and transferred into an isogenic
background.  The goal is to associate polymorphisms in the DNA sequences of
these alleles with their variant phenotypes.  The second component will
involve the generation of a series of intragenic recombinants between a
maize and a teosinte allele of tb1.  These recombinant alleles will be used
to map the genic regions that confer the different phenotypes of maize and
teosinte.  Both components of the project will involve statistical analysis
of quantitative data and gene expression assays using northerns and tissue
in situ hybridization.  This project is funded for four years and the
position is available September 1, 1999 in the Genetics Department at the
University of Wisconsin-Madison.  To apply, send a statement of research
interests, curriculum vitae, and the names, e-mail addresses and phone
numbers of three references to Dr. John Doebley, Plant Biology Dept., Univ.
of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN 55108 (doebley at maroon.tc.umn.edu).

UW-Madison is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
John Doebley
Plant Biology Department
University of Minnesota
St. Paul, MN 55108
tel: 612-625-3702
fax: 612-625-1738
email: doebley at maroon.tc.umn.edu

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