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Predoctoral Fellowship

dmarks dmarks at biosci.cbs.umn.edu
Mon Oct 16 16:06:18 EST 2000


The Plant Biological Sciences graduate program at the University of
Minnesota will award a USDA National Needs Fellowship for doctoral students
interested in Plant Biotechnology. The Fellowship award provides an annual
stipend of $17,000 for 3 years plus tuition waiver. An additional 2 years
of support will be available from the graduate program. Applicants must be
US citizens or US nationals and have an interest in training and a career
in some aspect of plant biotechnology. The deadline for this award is
open until filled. Applicants interested in starting their program
in January 2001 will be given special attention.

To obtain application forms and additional information please
         David Marks
         Plant Biological Sciences Program
        University of Minnesota
        220 Bioscience Center
        1445 Gortner Avenue
        St. Paul, MN 55108-1095
        email: dmarks at biosci.cbs.umn.edu

Participating faculty and major research interests and see:

        Judith Berman - Structure and functional role of telomeres
                                   in yeast and plants
        Robert Brambl - Biochemistry and molecular biology of
                                   mitochondrial development and heat shock
                                   protein expression
        Anath Das - Molecular mechanisms of DNA transfer from
                                   Agrobacterium tumefaciens to plants
        Stephen Gantt - Molecular biology of nitrogen fixation and
                                   plastid ribosomal proteins and chaperonins
        Burle Gengenbach - Molecular genetics and transformation to
                                   modify amino acid and lipid synthesis
        John Gronwald - Biochemistry and molecular biology of
                                   herbicide resistance mechanisms and
                                   metabolic pathways
        Robert Jones - Role of phytohormones and heat stress in
                                   cereal endosperm development
        Paul Lefebvre - Genetics of the Chlamydomonas flagellar apparatus
                                   and the Chlamydomanas genome project
        David Marks - Developmental and molecular mechanisms of
                                   cellular differentiation
        Georgiana May - Molecular characterization, evolution and
                                   population genetics of fungal mating type
        Gary Muehlbauer - Barley and wheat molecular genetics
        Min Ni - Light signal transduction and photomorphogenesis
        Neil Olszewski - Molecular studies of Commelina yellow
                                   mottle virus and signal transduction in
                                   flower development
        Ronald Phillips - Molecular cytogenetics, genome mapping
                                   and tissue-culture induced genetic
        Howard Rines - Transformation and tissue culture in
                                   cereals, gene mapping and transfer in oat x
                                   corn crosses
        Deborah Samac - Molecular strategies for alfalfa disease resistance
                                  and novel crop use
        Carolyn Silflow - Molecular genetics of Chlamydomonas and
                                   tubulin gene families in plants
        D. Peter Snustad - Developmental regulation of tubulin gene
        Alan Smith - Gene expression specific to flower and
                                   fruit development
        David Somers - Molecular genetics and transformation for
                                   modification of crop plants
        Carroll Vance - Developmental and molecular biology of
                                   nitrogen assimilation in legumes
        Sue Wick - Structure and regulation of plant
                                   cytoskeleton development
David Marks
Director of Graduate Studies
Plant Biological Sciences Program
1445 Gortner, Rm 220 BioSci
St. Paul, MN 55108

M. David Marks
Associate Professor
Department of Plant Biology
1445 Gortner Ave
University of Minnesota
St. Paul, MN 55108

Fax#  612-625-1738


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