Postdoctoral position at the University of Maryland, College Park
A postdoctoral position is available starting December 1, 2003 to
work on abscisic acid (ABA) and calcium
signaling in Arabidopsis guard cells using cell biological, biochemical,
molecular genetic and functional genomic
techniques (see related articles below).
Kwak et al., (2003) NADPH oxidase AtrbohD and AtrbohF genes function
in ROS-dependent ABA signaling in
Arabidopsis. EMBO J., 22, 2623-2633.
Leonhardt, Kwak et al., (2003) Genomic scale expression analyses of
Arabidopsis guard cells and isolation of a
recessive ABA hypersensitive PP2C mutant. Submitted.
Kwak et al., (2002) Disruption of a guard cell-expressed protein
phosphatase 2A regulatory subunit, RCN1,
confers abscisic acid insensitivity in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell, 14,
Hugouvieux, Kwak and Schroeder (2001) An mRNA cap binding protein,
ABH1, modulates early abscisic acid
signal transduction in Arabidopsis. Cell, 106, 477-487.
Lacombe et al., (2001) The identity of plant glutamate receptors.
Science, 292, 1486-1487.
Schroeder, Kwak and Allen (2001) Guard cell abscisic acid signalling
and engineering drought hardiness in
plants. Nature, 410, 327-330.
Kim, Kwak et al., (2001) Overexpression of the AtGluR2 gene encoding
an Arabidopsis homolog of mammalian
glutamate receptors impairs calcium utilization and sensitivity to ionic
stress in transgenic plants. Plant Cell
Physiol., 42, 74-84.
Allen, Kwak et al., (1999) Cameleon calcium indicator reports
cytoplasmic calcium dynamics in Arabidopsis
guard cells. Plant J., 19, 735-747.
Candidates with extensive experience in molecular biology, genetics
or biochemistry are encouraged to apply. If
you are interested in this position, please send a letter, CV, brief
statement of research interests and the names of
three references with telephone numbers and email addresses to Dr. June
M. Kwak at
"jkwak at biomail.ucsd.edu" (before August 8, 2003), "jkwak at umd.edu" (after
August 15, 2003) or June M.
Kwak, Assistant Professor, Department of Cell Biology and Molecular
Genetics, University of
Maryland, 2129 H. J. Patterson Hall, College Park, MD 20742-5815
June M. Kwak
Cell and Developmental Biology Section
Division of Biological Sciences
UC, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0116
EMAIL: jkwak at biomail.ucsd.edu