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Graduate study at Washington University

Craig Pikaard pikaard at biodec.wustl.edu
Mon Nov 24 11:51:07 EST 1997

Graduate Fellowships in Plant Biology at Washington University,
St. Louis: a partnership with Monsanto Company and The Missouri
Botanical Garden.

        Eight trainee slots per year are available for newly recruited
graduate students to join our  NSF/Monsanto funded training program
"Identification and utilization of plant genetic resources".  This is an
interdisciplinary program offered in a unique collaboration between
Washington University, The Missouri Botanical Garden and Monsanto Company.
The purpose of the program is to train students to use advanced molecular
and chemical analyses in underrepresented or new areas of research in an
era of dwindling global plant resources.  The program offers training in
areas including molecular genetics, physiology, biochemistry, biophysics,
developmental biology, cell biology, plant pathology, natural products
chemistry, evolutionary and population biology, systematics, conservation
biology and ethnobotany.  Students can perform thesis research in
approximately fifteen laboratories (six use Arabidopsis in their research)
and can arrange research rotations with more than a dozen participating
Monsanto group leaders.  Past trainees in the program have been highly
successful, obtaining faculty or postdoctoral positions at leading
universities or staff scientist positions at Monsanto or other major
biotechnology companies, according to their interests.
        Benefits of graduate study at Washington University include
guaranteed financial support for all years of study, free tuition, a
generous stipend and a low cost-of living in a user-friendly city
surrounded by beautiful natural areas. Funds for conducting field-studies
or for attending scientific conferences or short courses are also available
for trainees.

Interested students interested should apply to the  Plant Biology Program
via the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences (DBBS).  You can  get
information and submit your application via the world-wide-web at
http://dbbs.wustl.edu/ . You can also receive additional information and
application materials by contacting:

Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences
Washington University
660 S. Euclid Ave.
Campus Box 8226
St. Louis, Missouri 63110-1093
phone: 314-362-3365/800-852-9074
Fax: 314-362-3369
e-mail: dbbsoff at medicine.wustl.edu

For other information concerning the training program, you can contact me
(Craig Pikaard).

Craig S. Pikaard
Associate Professor
Biology Department, Washington University
Campus Box 1137, One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130
Ph: 314-935-7569, FAX:314-935-4432
e-mail: pikaard at biodec.wustl.edu

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