Netrins play a key role in spinal cord formation in worms, flies, and
vertebrates and are the best defined axonal chemoattractant molecule.
A postdoctoral position is immediately available in the Department of
Cell Biology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The laboratory is
studying novel genes involved in the netrin signalling pathway (Cell
(1996) 87: 197-204), and in neuronal morphogenesis and axon guidance
(Neuron (1995) 15: 273-286). Both Drosophila genetics and biochemical
assays in vertebrates will be used to study gene function. Qualified
candidates should possess either an M.D. or Ph.D., have no more than two
years postgraduate experience, and have a strong graduate training in
genetics, biochemistry, or molecular biology. Please send your c.v. and
three letters of reference to: Dr. Peter Kolodziej, Howard Hughes
Medical Institute, 802 Light Hall, Vanderbilt School of Medicine,
Nashville, TN 37232-0295. T:615/343-7298. F.615/343-4726. E-mail:
peter.kolodziej at mcmail.vanderbilt.edu EOE.