I am taking the liberty of forwarding this postdoc position ad from Kalai
Mathee at Florida International University. Kalai is doing some really
interesting and novel work with Pseudomonas virulence. I commend Kalai and
her department at FIU highly.
>Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2001 00:36:28 -0500
>From: Kalai Mathee <matheek at fiu.edu>
>Subject: Postdoctoral Position
> Postdoctoral position in Mathee Lab
>Pseudomonas aeruginosa Pathogenesis
>The ongoing research in the lab involves understanding the chronic
>infection with the opportunistic bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa that
>remains the most common cause of morbidity and mortality among patients
>with cystic fibrosis (CF) and diffused panbronchiolitis (DPB). Although CF
>occurs in all ethnic groups and geographic locations, its highest=
>is among Caucasians. It is the most common and a fatal inherited disease.
>DPB appears to be a complex genetic disease of the Far East. We are
>addressing the chronic infection at a molecular level by looking at (i)=
>mechanisms that promote spontaneous conversion of nonmucoid P. aeruginosa
>to a fatal mucoid or alginate-producing form, (ii) the mechanisms
>responsible for overexpression of b-lactamase genes that contribute to
>antibiotic resistance, and (iii) community behavior of bacterial=
>promoted by biofilm formation and quorum sensing molecules. I am also
>interested in finding alternative therapies such as (i) therapeutic use of
>ginseng as an alternative medicine against bacterial infection, and (ii)
>identification of antibacterial compounds produced in the rich flora and
>fauna of South Florida. I am looking for a candidate with a good training
>in molecular biology and biochemistry.
> Please contact:
> Kalai Mathee, Ph.D.
> Research Adjunct Faculty
> Dept. of Clinical Microbiology
> Copenhagen University Hospital
> Copenhagen =D8
> DK-2100, DENMARK
> Tel. No: +45 35 45 77 78
> Fax No: +45 35 45 64 12
> E. mail: imkm at pop.dtu.dk
R.J.C. (Bob) McLean, Ph.D.
Southwest Texas State University
601 University Drive
San Marcos, Tx 78666
Email: RM12 at swt.eduhttp://www.bio.swt.edu/micro/mclean/mclean.html
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