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[Arabidopsis] Molecular Geneticist Wanted (reformatted)

Eric Lam via arab-gen%40net.bio.net (by ericl89 from hotmail.com)
Thu Sep 10 08:02:50 EST 2015

 Arabidopsis Molecular Geneticist
Available: Postdoctoral Fellow Position at Rutgers=2C the State University =
of New Jersey
Subject area:  Plant Cell Death Regulation in Arabidopsis
An NSF-funded postdoctoral fellow position is available immediately to work=
 on the mechanisms=20
of programmed cell death control in Arabidopsis thaliana by a family of con=
served cysteine=20
proteases called metacaspase.  Recent genetic and biochemical studies have =
demonstrated the=20
involvement of some members of this protease family in regulating plant cel=
l death activation=20
by oxidative stresses=2C and the importance of posttranslational mechanisms=
 for regulating
their activity in vitro and in planta.  Molecular=2C genetic and biochemica=
l approaches
will now be deployed to further dissect the structural basis of these regul=
atory functions. =20
In particular=2C a novel RNA-display technology developed in our collaborat=
or Dr. Rihe Liu's
laboratory at UNC Chapel Hill (North Carolina) will be used to delineate th=
e Arabidopsis
degradome candidates downstream from metacaspases.  Applicants should have =
a recent PhD in
molecular genetics=2C preferably with experience in Arabidopsis.  Ability t=
o carry out=20
experimental work independently is essential and an interactive personality=
 highly desirable. =20

Interested applicants should send a CV=2C brief summary of research experie=
nce=2C and names=20
and email addresses of 3 referees to Dr. Eric Lam (Lam from aesop.rutgers.edu).
Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.
Rutgers University is an equal opportunity/affirmative
action employer.
Recent papers on metacaspases from the Lam lab:
=93Regulating the Reapers =96 Activating metacaspases for programmed cell d=
eath=94 (2013)=20
Eric Lam and Yi Zhang=2C Trends in Plant Science 17=2C 487-494.
=93Sheathing the swords of death: Post-translational modulation of plant=20
metacaspases=94 (2011) Yi Zhang and Eric Lam=2C Plant Signal Behav. 6=2C 20=
=93Calcium-dependent activation and autolysis of Arabidopsis metacaspase 2d=
(2011) Naohide Watanabe and Eric Lam=2C J. Biol. Chem. 286=2C 10027-10040.
=93Arabidopsis Metacaspase 2d is a positive mediator of cell death induced=
during biotic and abiotic stresses=94 (2011) Naohide Watanabe and Eric Lam=
The Plant Journal 66=2C 969-982.
Recent papers on RNA-Display from the Liu lab:
"In vitro selection of proteins with desired characteristics using mRNA-dis=
(2013) Valencia CA=2C Zou J=2C Liu R. Methods 60: 55-69
"Selection of proteins with desired properties from natural proteome librar=
using mRNA display" (2011) Cotten SW=2C Zou J=2C Valencia CA=2C Liu R. Nat =
Protoc. 6: 1163-82.
"mRNA-display-based selections for proteins with desired functions: a prote=
ase-substrate case study" (2008)=20
Valencia CA=2C Cotten SW=2C Dong B=2C Liu R. Biotechnol Prog. 24: 561-9.
Eric Lam
Distinguished Professor
Plant Biology & Pathology
Rutgers=2C the State University of New Jersey
Foran Hall=2C Rm. 216
59 Dudley Road
New Brunswick=2C NJ  08901
Ph: 848-932-6351 (office)
Ph: 848-932-6273 (lab)
Fax: 732-932-4293
email: Lam from aesop.rutgers.edu

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