A POSTDOCTORAL POSITION is available immediately to study the role of TSO1
in Arabidopsis inflorescence meristem development (Song et al., Development
127, 2207-2217, 2000; Liu et al., Development 124, 665-672, 1997) .
Previous genetic and morphological characterizations of tso1 mutants and
recent molecular isolation of the TSO1 gene indicate that TSO1 plays a
regulatory role in cell division regulation, cytokinesis and inflorescence
meristem organization. Potential postdoctoral projects will be the
molecular and biochemical analyses of the TSO1 gene products and genetic
screens for interacting genes and downstream targets. For further
information, please email Dr. Zhongchi Liu at ZL17 at umail.umd.edu or contact
her at the Wisconsin Arabidopsis meeting (poster # 359)
The position is for three years with an annual salary of US$ 30,861.00.
University of Maryland at College Park is located in the midst of the
Baltimore-Washington DC metropolitan area. It is 8 miles from the US
capitol and about 25 miles from Baltimore. The proximity to Washington
provides access and collaborative opportunities to many important federal
research facilities such as NIH, USDA research center at Beltsville and
Smithsonian Institute. The university is also about 45 minute drive to the
Chesapeake Bay and within 2-3 hour drive to the mountains and good beaches
on the Atlantic coast.
To apply, please send a CV, a brief statement of research experience and
research interests, and the names of three references (including address,
phone, and email) to Dr. Zhongchi Liu by mail or email. Successful
postdoctoral candidates should be highly motivated individuals with a Ph.D.
degree and a proven record of productivity such as first-authored
publications in internationally recognized journals. Experiences either in
biochemistry or in plant molecular genetics are a plus.
Zhongchi Liu, Ph.D.
Dept. of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics
3236 H.J. Patterson Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
PH: (301) 405-1586
FAX: (301) 314-9082
email: ZL17 at umail.umd.eduhttp://www.life.umd.edu/cbmg/faculty/liu.html