Postdoctoral Position: Control of cell polarity in C. elegans
A postdoctoral position for up to 3 years is available beginning
August 2003 in the Herman lab ( at Kansas State University. The lab
studies the control of cell polarity by Wnt signaling in C. elegans
using molecular genetic approaches. Ongoing projects include: the
characterization of new genes involved in novel Wnt signaling
pathways, investigation of the mechanism of asymmetric protein
localization and determination of the nature of the Wnt polarity
signal. In addition to these projects, the lab is also beginning
studies into the genetic control of nematode responses to
environmental cues. Thus, the successful candidate will be part of a
diverse, interdisciplinary research group.
Kansas State University is located in Manhattan, KS, a pleasant
college town nestled in the Flint Hills of Kansas, two hours west of
Preference will be given to applicants with expertise in molecular
genetics and microscopy. C. elegans experience is a plus. To apply,
send a brief cover letter, C.V. and a list of three references to:
Division of Biology
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506
Office: (785) 532-6741
FAX (785) 532-6653
For additional information, please see our website and these references:
tcl-2 encodes a novel protein that acts synergistically with the Wnt
signaling pathway in C. elegans. Dev. Biol. 256, 276-289.
Control of cell polarity by noncanonical Wnt signaling in C.
elegans. Semin. Cell Dev. Biol. 13, 233-241.
TLP-1 is an asymmetric cell fate determinant that responds to Wnt
signals and controls male tail tip morphogenesis in C. elegans.
Development 129: 1497-1502
C. elegans POP-1/TCF functions in a canonical Wnt pathway that
controls cell migration and in a noncanonical Wnt pathway to control
cell polarity. Development, 128, 581-590.
Kansas State University is an equal opportunity employer and actively
seeks diversity among its employees