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Molecular Plant Pathology Graduate Assistantships

Sheng Yang He SYH19630 at UKCC.UKY.EDU
Mon Oct 24 10:09:29 EST 1994


Wanted! -Students interested in pursuing graduate studies in molecular
plant pathology, beginning in the fall semester of 1995.  The Department
of Plant Pathology at the University of Kentucky is seeking graduate
assistants interested in conducting molecular research in plant pathology
towards the M.S. and/or Ph.D. degrees.  Faculty members are
internationally renowned for their expertise in molecular aspects of
plant-microorganism interactions.  Their interests are diverse,
encompassing research with bacteria, fungi and viruses, and including:

   viral genetics
   molecular basis of host resistance
   evolution of mutualism
   regulation of pathogenesis by fungal viruses
   genetic engineering for disease resistance
   determinants of bacterial pathogenicity
   virus-vector specificity
   plant transformation

The department possesses state-of-the-art equipment for molecular
research, further enhanced by the Macromolecular Structure Analysis
Facility and other core facilities on campus.  Excellent supporting
expertise in molecular biology exists in several of the other academic
departments as well as in traditional areas of plant pathology within the
department.  Applicants selected as Graduate Research Assistants will
receive initial stipends of $15,000 per year.  Additional information may
be obtained from either Professor Louis Shain, Director of Graduate
Studies (phone 606-257-8838; fax 606-323-1961; email
PPA002 at UKCC.UKY.EDU), or Professor David Smith, Chair (phone 606-257-
3901; fax 606-323-1961; email DSMITH at UKCC.UKY.EDU) at The
Department of Plant Pathology, S-305 Agricultural Science Building-
North, The University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40546-0091, U.S.A. The
University of Kentucky is an equal opportunity employer.

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