Postdoctoral position to investigate the molecular basis of disease
This project will build upon previous work (Vogel and Somerville 2000, PNAS
97, 1897-1902) on powdery mildew-resistant (pmr) Arabidopsis mutants.
Significantly, the resistance mediated by most of these mutants is
independent of known host defense pathways. Two of the PMR genes have been
cloned. One has significant homology to a class of pectin-degrading enzymes.
The other is a member of a large family of plant-specific genes of unknown
function. A variety of projects focused on determining the molecular basis
for the novel resistance mechanisms employed by the pmr mutants are
available. For more information please feel free to contact me.
The successful candidate will have a strong background in molecular biology
and/or biochemistry. Previous experience with plants is not required. Please
send a summary of research experience, curriculum vitae, and the names and
addresses of three references to:
Department of Plant Pathology
University of California
Riverside, CA 92521
phone: 909 787-2754
fax: 909 787-4294
email: john.vogel at ucr.edu