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Fri Oct 12 17:40:43 EST 2001

Postdoctoral Research Associate Position
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ

A postdoctoral research associate position is available at the Biotech
Center at Rutgers University to study the effects of pokeweed antiviral
protein (PAP) on mRNA stability in Arabidopsis and in yeast.  PAP is a
ribosome inactivating protein with broad-spectrum activity against viral
and fungal pathogens.  PAP recognizes the cap structure on cellular and
viral RNAs and inhibits translation by depurinating the capped RNA.  A
postdoctoral research associate is sought to characterize the mechanism by
which PAP interacts with the cap structure and destabilizes mRNA.
Qualifications include a Ph.D. in a related field, experience with RNA
biochemistry, molecular biology and demonstration of an active publication
record.  Please send the names and addresses of three references to Dr.
Nilgun Tumer, Biotech Center, Foran Hall, Cook College, Rutgers University,
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8520.  email:  tumer at aesop.rutgers.edu.

Nilgun E. Tumer					Tel:  732-932-8165x215
Professor						Fax:  732-932-6535
tumer at aesop.rutgers.edu

Center for  Agricultural Molecular Biology
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Cook College
Foran Hall, Dudley Road
PO Box 231
New Brunswick, NJ 08903-0231


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