POSTDOC POSITION IN PLANT DEVELOPMENTAL GENETICS.
A position is open to study the genetics and molecular aspects of
inflorescence development in maize. We have recently cloned the
fasciated ear2 (fea2) gene, a leucine rich repeat receptor-like
protein that functions to restrict meristem proliferation in the
maize inflorescence (Shiobara et al., 2001). The image below in an
SEM of the immature fea2 inflorescence, showing extreme proliferation
of the apical meristem.
Possible projects include the biochemical characterization of the
fea2 gene product, structure-function analysis and investigating the
possible link between fea2 and a Quantitative Trait Locus for seed
row number. The position is funded by the USDA; applicants will also
be required to apply for independent fellowship support.
Please send application letter, CV and names and contact information
of three referees to Dr. Dave Jackson, CSHL, 1 Bungtown Rd., Cold
Spring Harbor, NY 11724, or email jacksond at cshl.org.
Also see http://www.cshl.org/public/SCIENCE/jackson.html.
Lucas, W.J., Bouche-Pillon, S., Jackson, D., Nguyen, L., Baker, L.,
Ding, B., and Hake, S. (1995). Selective Trafficking of KNOTTED1 and
its mRNA Through Plasmodesmata. Science 270: 1980-1983.
Jackson, D. and Hake, S. (1999). Control of Phyllotaxy in Maize by
the ABPHYL1 Gene. Development 126: 315-323.
Jackson, D. (2000). Opening up the communication channels: recent
insights into plasmodesmal function. Current Opinions in Plant
Biology 3: 394-399.
Shiobara, F.T., Yuan, Z., Hake, S. and Jackson, D. (2001). The
fasciated ear2 gene encodes a leucine rich repeat receptor like
protein that regulates shoot meristem proliferation in maize. Genes
and Development 15: 2755-2766.
Kim, J.Y., Yuan, Z., Cilia, M, Khalfan, Z. and Jackson, D. (2002).
Intercellular Trafficking Of A KNOTTED1 Green Fluorescent Protein
Fusion in the leaf and shoot meristem of Arabidopsis. PNAS 99:
CSHL is a research and educational institution. The Laboratory has
research programs focusing on cancer, neurobiology, plant genetics,
genomics and bio-informatics. CSHL is an equal opportunities employer.