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Graduate Fellowships/Photos

Colin Wraight Colin_Wraight at QMS1.LIFE.UIUC.EDU
Wed Dec 1 18:09:25 EST 1993

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  OFFICE MEMO          Graduate Fellowships/Photosynthesis    Date:12/1/93

University of Illinois

     Graduate fellowships are available at the University of Illinois for
interdisciplinary study of pressing issues in plant biology, broadly defined
as anthropogenic impacts on photosynthesis and plant productivity. The
interdisciplinary nature of much biological research is especially strong in
photosynthesis, and the research interests of the participating faculty spans
the range from physics to physiological ecology. In the photosynthesis
graduate training program, students experience research as a
multidisciplinary enterprise, through a broad-based curriculum and laboratory
rotations.  Topics of societal concern and in need of innovative research
contributions are discussed in an interactive seminar series, and the overall
training program is designed to provide students with the intellectual tools
and practical skills needed to tackle such problem areas. The program
includes faculty in Plant Biology, Agronomy, Physiological and Molecular
Plant Biology and Biophysics and Computational Biology.  Graduate students
may apply through any suitable graduate degree program.  Research is
supported by the DOE/NSF/USDA Collaborative Research in Plant Biology
program.  APLICANTS MUST BE U.S. CITIZENS.  For full consideration
applications must be submitted by February 11, 1994. 

For Application Information Contact: 	

Dr. Colin A. Wraight	
	Program Director	
	Department of Plant Biology	
	190 PABL
	1201 W. Gregory Dr.
	Urbana, IL 61801
	E-mail: c-wraight at uiuc.edu
Fax: (217)  244 1336

Participating faculty:

Daniel Bush - Mechanisms and regulation of sugar and amino acid transporters

John Cheeseman - Control and integration of resource acquisition and
allocation in plants

Antony Crofts - Structure/function relationships in photosynthetic energy

Peter Debrunner - Biomolecular physics; electron transfer and O2 reaction in

Evan DeLucia - Physiological ecology of vascular plants; responses to
environmental change

Govindjee - Molecular mechanisms of photosystem II in plants and

William Ogren - Biochemical and molecular analysis of photosynthetic carbon

Donald Ort - Biochemical and molecular analysis of environmental limitations
on photosynthesis

Archie Portis - Biochemistry of carbon fixation by Rubisco and regulation by
Rubisco Activase

John Whitmarsh - Biophysical and molecular analysis of photosynthetic
electron transport proteins; mechanisms of photoinhibition

Raymond Zielinski - Calcium mediated signal transduction and regulation of
carbon reduction

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