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[Arabidopsis] Graduate Research Assistantships - Application Deadline January 15th 2007

ASN Reddy via arab-gen%40net.bio.net (by reddy from lamar.colostate.edu)
Tue Oct 31 13:38:01 EST 2006

Graduate Research Assistantships - Application Deadline January 15th  2007

	The Program in Molecular Plant Biology (PMPB) at Colorado 
State University is offering Graduate Research Assistantships to 
highly motivated Ph. D. applicants interested in Molecular Plant 
Biology.   The PMPB is an interdepartmental program with over twenty 
faculty members from four departments in two different colleges 
(College of Agricultural Science and College of Natural Sciences). 
Researchers in the PMPB investigate fundamental and applied questions 
in plant biology using molecular approaches.  Together, they have the 
expertise and a strong reputation in all areas of molecular plant 
biology. The participating faculty members are highly interactive and 
have research programs funded by various federal, state and 
international agencies. The questions asked cover the entire field of 
experimental plant biology including developmental biology, plant 
pathology, stress physiology, rhizosphere biology, phytoremediation, 
photosynthesis, transport and evolution. In addition to fundamental 
research, several research groups are engaged in research that may 
lead to the development of plants with useful new traits in crop 
plants. The PMPB offers research and training opportunities in all 
areas of molecular plant biology including genetics, cell biology, 
biochemistry, molecular sytematics, synthetic biology, and molecular 
and whole plant physiology.  Genomic, proteomic and metabolomic 
approaches are integrated in these research programs.  Colorado State 
University is located at the foot of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, 
in the town of Fort Collins, which enjoys one of the best climates in 
the USA and is a perennial in the top 10 best places to live.  In a 
recent Money Magazine "Best Place to Live" survey Fort Collins was 
awarded the No. 1 rank.  Geographically and scientifically PMPB is in 
the perfect environment for exciting research in plant biology.

	All students in the program are required to rotate through 
three laboratories prior to choosing a home lab. At the end of the 
first year, students select their advisors from any of four 
departments in two colleges. During the first year, students in the 
program are offered a research assistantship and tuition. To provide 
teaching experience, a number of teaching assistantships are offered 
through different departments.  Students in the PMPB will benefit 
from the highly active and interactive group of plant faculty and the 
state-of-the art facilities to conduct cutting-edge science in 
molecular plant biology.  To apply to this program please visit our 
web site http://www.plantbiology.colostate.edu/Admissions/.  
APPLICATION DEADLINE IS JANUARY 15TH, 2007.  Top applicants will be 
invited to visit CSU during our recruitment week in February 2007. 

A.S.N. Reddy
Department of Biology
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523

Ph. No. 970-491-5773
Fax. No. 970-491-0649

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