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Larry Smart lbsmart at syr.edu
Mon Feb 12 12:06:18 EST 2001

Dear Colleagues:<br>
I would be grateful if you would bring this to the attention of
qualified, interested students and encourage them to contact me and apply
by March 1.<br>
Larry Smart<br>
<b>Graduate Research Assistantship <br>
</b>Faculty of Environmental and Forest Biology <br>
State University of New York College of Environmental Science and
Forestry (SUNY-ESF) <br>
Syracuse, NY <br>
Molecular Genetics of Woody Plants<br>
Graduate research assistantships are available starting May 2001 to work
with Dr. Larry Smart
(<a href="http://www.esf.edu/faculty/efb/facpage/smart/smart.htm" eudora="autourl">http://www.esf.edu/faculty/efb/facpage/smart/smart.htm</a>)
and Dr. James Gibbs
(<a href="http://www.esf.edu/course/jpgibbs/jpgibbs.html" eudora="autourl">http://www.esf.edu/course/jpgibbs/jpgibbs.html</a>)&nbsp;
in the study of genetic diversity of <i>Salix</i> in the Northeast and
North-central United States.&nbsp; The project will involve the use of
molecular markers to determine heterozygosity and to develop genomic
fingerprints to aid in the breeding of willows for increased biomass
yield, pest resistance, and form.&nbsp; This project will also assess the
genetic diversity of native and naturalized populations of <i>Salix</i>
in the Northeast and North-central United States and will include
isolation and characterization of simple sequence repeat (SSR or
microsatellite) loci and the use of amplified fragment length
polymorphism (AFLP) markers in the analysis of <i>Salix eriocephala</i>
and <i>Salix purpurea</i> clones.&nbsp; This project is associated with
the larger effort of the Salix Consortium involving academic researchers,
government agencies, growers, environmental groups, and industry to
develop willow as a biomass energy feedstock and a new crop to promote
rural development in the Northeast and North-central states
(<a href="http://www.esf.edu/willow/" eudora="autourl">http://www.esf.edu/willow/</a>).
Other projects in the Smart lab are centered on epicuticular wax
deposition, guard cell differentiation, and drought tolerance using
Nicotiana glauca, Arabidopsis, Salix, and hybrid poplar.<br>
The Faculty of Environmental and Forest Biology at SUNY-ESF includes 35
faculty members with diverse research interests from molecules to
(<a href="http://www.esf.edu/faculty/efb/" eudora="autourl">http://www.esf.edu/faculty/efb/</a>).&nbsp;
Students may work toward the M.S., Ph.D. or M.P.S. degrees in a number of
programs, including Plant Science and Biotechnology, Environmental
Physiology, and Ecology.&nbsp; Application information is available at
<a href="http://www.esf.edu/admissions/default.htm" eudora="autourl">http://www.esf.edu/admissions/default.htm</a>.
<div>Lawrence B. Smart, Ph.D.</div>
<div>Assistant Professor</div>
<div>SUNY-College of Environmental Science and Forestry</div>
<div>Environmental and Forest Biology</div>
<div>One Forestry Drive</div>
<div>6 Illick Hall</div>
<div>Syracuse, New York 13210</div>
<div>Phone (315) 470-6737</div>
<div>FAX (315) 470-6934</div>
<div>e-mail: lbsmart at syr.edu</div>
<div><a href="http://www.esf.edu/faculty/efb/facpage/smart/smart.htm" EUDORA=AUTOURL>http://www.esf.edu/faculty/efb/facpage/smart/smart.htm</a></div>


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