Graduate Assistantship. A research assistantship is available for study leading to the M.S. or Ph.D. degree. Research will focus on mapping heat tolerance genes in corn with DNA markers. The student will become a member of a multiple disciplinary program on corn drought and heat tolerance. The research team involves scientists from Texas A&M University System and Texas Tech University. The assistantship provides a competitive stipend plus medical insurance. Send the letter of application, CV, academic transcripts and names and addresses of three references to Dr. Wenwei Xu at Department of Plant and Soil Science, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas 79409-2122; 806/746-4015, fax 806-746-6528; or we-xu at tamu.edu.