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Konstantin Krutovskii krutovsk at fsl.orst.edu
Tue Dec 17 21:12:29 EST 1996


Two Graduate Research Assistantships are available in the Department of Forest 
Science at Oregon State University beginning July 1997.  Students must apply and
be accepted into either the Department of Forest Science, the Molecular and 
Cellular Biology Program, or the Genetics Program at OSU.  Doctoral students are
preferred, but outstanding students who lack a Masters are also encouraged to 
apply.  Students should have excellent grades and GRE scores; strong course 
and/or research experience in molecular genetics; and demonstrated ability to 
write and speak English well.  Three to five years of half-time support, and 
tuition remission, are available subject to adequate performance in research and

Students may work on a variety of topics related to gene identification, genetic
engineering, and genome mapping.  Most work in the laboratory deals with poplars
and Douglas-fir.   Students may develop other areas for research, however, 
current topics of interest include:

- Isolation and manipulation of floral homeotic genes for engineering of 
reproductive development

-Effects of matrix attachment regions on gene silencing in transgenic poplars

-Population genetic studies of gene diversity and gene flow using microsatellite

-Genetic engineering of systems for inducible sterility/fertility 

-Molecular engineering of genotype independent transformation systems

-Ecophysiological consequences of genetic engineering for lignin modification

-Development of microsatellite marker-maps and use for QTL analysis 

For information or an application form (specify department), contact Steve 
Strauss, Dept. of Forest Science, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 
97331-7501, fax 541 737 1393, phone -6578, strauss at FSL.orst.edu

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