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Postdoc position in maize developmental genetics

David Jackson jacksond at cshl.org
Tue May 14 10:29:38 EST 2002


     A position is open to study the genetics and molecular aspects of 
inflorescence development in maize.  We have recently cloned the 
fasciated ear2 (fea2) gene, a leucine rich repeat receptor-like 
protein that functions to restrict meristem proliferation in the 
maize inflorescence (Shiobara et al., 2001).  The image below in an 
SEM of the immature fea2 inflorescence, showing extreme proliferation 
of the apical meristem.
Possible projects include the biochemical characterization of the 
fea2 gene product, structure-function analysis and investigating the 
possible link between fea2 and a Quantitative Trait Locus for seed 
row number. The position is funded by the USDA; applicants will also 
be required to apply for independent fellowship support.
Please send application letter, CV and names and contact information 
of three referees to Dr. Dave Jackson, CSHL, 1 Bungtown Rd., Cold 
Spring Harbor, NY 11724, or email jacksond at cshl.org.
Also see http://www.cshl.org/public/SCIENCE/jackson.html.

Recent Publications:
Lucas, W.J., Bouche-Pillon, S., Jackson, D., Nguyen, L., Baker, L., 
Ding, B., and Hake, S. (1995).  Selective Trafficking of KNOTTED1 and 
its mRNA Through Plasmodesmata.  Science 270: 1980-1983.
Jackson, D. and Hake, S. (1999).  Control of Phyllotaxy in Maize by 
the ABPHYL1 Gene.  Development 126: 315-323.
Jackson, D. (2000).  Opening up the communication channels: recent 
insights into plasmodesmal function.  Current Opinions in Plant 
Biology 3: 394-399.
Shiobara, F.T., Yuan, Z., Hake, S. and Jackson, D.  (2001).  The 
fasciated ear2 gene encodes a leucine rich repeat receptor like 
protein that regulates shoot meristem proliferation in maize. Genes 
and Development 15: 2755-2766.
Kim, J.Y., Yuan, Z., Cilia, M, Khalfan, Z. and Jackson, D. (2002). 
Intercellular Trafficking Of A KNOTTED1 Green Fluorescent Protein 
Fusion in the leaf and shoot meristem of Arabidopsis. PNAS 99: 

CSHL is a research and educational institution. The Laboratory has 
research programs focusing on cancer, neurobiology, plant genetics, 
genomics and bio-informatics. CSHL is an equal opportunities employer.

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