POSTDOCTORAL POSITION, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN USA:
Biochemistry, cell biology and molecular genetics of plant-pathogen
A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Roger
Innes to study the molecular mechanisms that mediate pathogen
recognition by plants. This NIH-funded project focuses on the RPS5
disease resistance protein of Arabidopsis, which mediates detection
of the AvrPphB protein from Pseudomonas syrinage. Recent work has
revealed that AvrPphB is a cysteine protease that specifically
targets the Arabidopsis PBS1 protein and that PBS1 and RPS5 form a
protein complex, suggesting that cleavage of PBS1 activates RPS5.
Current questions under investigation are how PBS1 cleavage activates
RPS5 and, once activated, how RPS5 triggers plant defense responses.
Additional information about the project and the Innes Laboratory,
including publications, can be found at
Applicants should have extensive experience in molecular biology and
biochemistry, particularly protein expression. Additional training
in microscopy is also desirable.
Questions about this position should be directed to Roger Innes
(rinnes at indiana.edu). Applications should be emailed to: Margi
Lockhart, Department of Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
47405-7107 USA. email: malockha at bio.indiana.edu. Please label all
email attachments with your name. Include a cover letter, a
curriculum vitae and names of three references (including email
addresses and phone numbers)
Applications will be received until the position is filled.
Indiana University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer
Department of Biology Phone: 812-855-2219
915 East Third Street FAX: 812-855-6082
Myers Hall 150 http://www.bio.indiana.edu/~inneslab/
Bloomington IN 47405-7107