A post-doctoral position is available in my lab to study the molecular
genetics of muscle development in Drosophila. Genes under investigation
control specification, differentiation and fusion of muscle precursors.
Experience in Drosophila genetics and/or cell biology is preferred.
Recent publications include:
Keller, C. A., M. S. Erickson, and S. M. Abmayr. 1997. Misexpression of
nautilus induces myogenesis in cardioblasts and alters the pattern of
somatic muscle fibers. Dev. Biol. 181:197-212.
Erickson, M. R. S., B. J. Galletta and S. M. Abmayr. 1997. Drosophila
mbc encodes a conserved protein that is essential for myoblast fusion,
dorsal closure and cytoskeletal organization. J. Cell Biol. 138,
Abmayr, S. M. and C. A. Keller. 1998. Drosophila myogenesis, and
insights into the role of nautilus. Curr. Topics Dev. Biol. 38, 35-80.
Keller, C. A., M. A. Grill and S. M. Abmayr. 1998. A role for nautilus
in the differentiation of muscle precursors. Dev. Biol., 202, 157-171.
Galletta, B. J., X-P. Niu, M. R. S. Erickson and S. M. Abmayr.
Identification of a Drosophila homologue to vertebrate Crk by
interaction with MBC. Gene, in press.
Please send curriculum vitae and names of three references to Dr. Susan
M. Abmayr, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 459 N. Frear Lab, The
Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802. Email:
sma1 at psu.edu. PSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.
Women/Minorities are encouraged to apply.