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Adam Bogdanove ajbog at iastate.edu
Tue Sep 3 17:33:19 EST 2002


Position available immediately to take part in a recently funded 
functional genomics project to study rice (Oryza sativa) 
susceptibility to bacterial diseases, in the Department of Plant 
Pathology at Iowa State University.  The objectives of this five-year 
project are 1) to identify rice genes that affect susceptibility or 
tissue specificity to the two subspecies of Xanthmonas oryzae, 
patthovar oryzae and pathovar oryzicola, that cause different, 
broadly representative types of disease, 2) to characterize genetic 
differences between these pathogens that relate to their unique modes 
of pathogenesis, and 3) to analyze and compare rice gene expression 
changes in response to each pathogen.  Rice deletion mutant and 
activation-tagged lines with altered susceptibility or tissue 
specificity will be identified, and characterized by global gene 
expression analysis;  pathogen genome comparisons and analysis of 
secreted proteins including in planta expression, random mutagenesis, 
and heterologous expression will be performed to characterize 
differences related to the different modes of pathogenicity; 
protein-protein interaction screens (yeast two-hybrid and tandem 
affinity purification) will be carried out to identify and 
characterize rice targets of pathogen effector proteins; and global 
gene expression changes in wild type rice in response to each 
pathogen will be examined.  The position is available for six months, 
renewable on a yearly basis after that depending on performance. 
Starting salary is $35,000 per year.  Applicants should have a strong 
record of accomplishment in molecular genetics, molecular biology, or 
a related field, and excellent writing and interpersonal skills. Send 
curriculum vitae including list of publications, statement of 
research interests and professional goals, and contact information 
for three referrers to Dr. Adam Bogdanove as hard copy to 351 Bessey 
Hall, Ames, IA 50011 or electronically to ajbog at iastate.edu. To 
guarantee consideration, applications must be received by October 1, 
2002.  For more information on the Bogdanove laboratory and Iowa 
State University, visit http://www.public.iastate.edu/~ajbog/
Adam J. Bogdanove
Department of Plant Pathology
351 Bessey Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011
Tel: (515) 294-3421
Fax: (515) 294-9420
LAB: 420 Bessey Hall, *4-3502
OFFICE: 423 Bessey Hall *4-3421


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