Postdoctoral Position-Photoreceptor Signal Transduction

Katherine A Borkovich borkovic at
Sat Jul 8 16:44:20 EST 2000

A Postdoctoral Research Position is available to study opsins and
opsin-related proteins in the eukaryotic multicellular fungus Neurospora
crassa.  Our group was the first to clone, mutate and characterize an
opsin from lower eukaryotes (See Bieszke et al, 1999, Proc. Natl. Acad.
Sci. USA 96:8034-8039; Bieszke et al., 1999, Biochemistry
38:14138-14145).  Possible projects include identification and
characterization of additional opsins and opsin-related proteins,
elucidation of the pathways regulated by these proteins, and
determination of their chromophore-binding properties and photocycle
characteristics.  Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry,
Biology or a related discipline, have recombinant DNA experience and
possess a good command of spoken and written English.  Experience in
microbiological techniques and protein biochemistry is desirable.  Send
a curriculum vitae (including a list of publications) and the names of
three references to Dr. Katherine A. Borkovich, Associate Professor,
Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Room JFB 1.765,
University of Texas-Houston Medical School, 6431 Fannin Street, Houston,
TX 77030.  E-mail: borkovic at  The University of
Texas Health Science Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Women and
Minorities are encouraged to apply.


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