Functional genomics/molecular genetics of the plant pathogen, Phytophthora
Positions are available in our laboratory to study the molecular genetics
of Phytophthora infestans, the oomycete fungus that causes late blight of
potato. P. infestans is a model system for classical and molecular genetic
analyses within the oomycetes, and one of the most important plant
pathogens. Opportunities exist in several areas:
1. Studying the function of genes that are differentially expressed during
sexual and asexual sporulation.
2. Molecular analysis of the mating type locus, including comparisons with
homologues in other heterothallics plus homothallic species.
3. Investigating the bases of single and multi-fungicide resistance.
These topics are being explored using methods that include positional
cloning, subtraction cloning, genomics/EST sequencing, expression profiling
using microarrays, manipulating gene expression in P. infestans
The positions are available for a minimum of 2 years, with funding coming
from governmental (USDA-NRI, NSF) and industrial sources. Motivated
applicants with training in molecular biology will receive highest priority
in the search. Experience with filamentous fungi is not required and
scientists with training in other systems, such as plants, are encouraged
The laboratory is located at the Riverside campus of the University of
California, which is situated in a dynamic region of southern California.
Additional information about the laboratory and representative publications
are available at: http://cnas.ucr.edu/~ppath/faculty/hj.html.
To apply, send a curriculum vitae and the names of three references
(including addresses and telephone numbers) to:
Dr. Howard Judelson
Department of Plant Pathology
University of California
Riverside, California 92521 USA
email: judelson at ucrac1.ucr.edu; fax: 909-787-4294