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Postdoc. Position in Plants

Richard Michelmore rwmichelmore at ucdavis.edu
Tue Jun 16 13:45:14 EST 1998


We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher with experience in biochemistry and
molecular biology as well as interests in plant pathology.  The primary
emphasis of the group is to determine and manipulate the molecular basis of
specificity in plant-pathogen interactions and to characterize the early
molecular events occurring in disease resistance in plants.  We concentrate
on the Pto and Prf gene products of tomato (Scofield, S.R. Tobias, C.M.,
Rathjen, J.P., Chang, J.H., Lavelle, D.T., Michelmore, R.W., and Staskawicz,
B.J. (1996).   Molecular basis of gene-for-gene specificity in bacterial
speck disease of tomato.  Science 274:2063-2065).  Approaches routinely used
in the lab include molecular modeling, site directed mutagenesis, yeast
two-hybrid analysis, and transient in planta assays.  The appointee will be
expected to use other approaches, such as phage display and recombinant PCR,
to dissect resistance gene function and generate genes with new
specificities. Good communication skills and the ability to interact
cooperatively in a laboratory environment are required. The position is open
until filled.

        Applicants should send curriculum vitae, bibliography, statement of
research interests, and the names of three references to Professor Richard
Michelmore, CEPRAP, University of California, 1930 Fifth Street, Davis, CA
95616; or rwmichelmore at ucdavis.edu; FAX 530-752-9659.  The University of

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