A NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available to carry out
functional analyses of cis-regulatory sequence evolution in
Drosophila. The work will involve phylogenetic analysis of enhancer
sequences controlling pair-rule gene expression in embryogenesis, and
transgene analysis of evolved differences in these sequences. The
general goal of the work will be to understand the evolution of
enhancer structure/function. The position is available immediately.
Contact: Martin Kreitman (mkre at midway.uchicago.edu) or Michael Ludwig
(mludwig at midway.uchicago), Department of Ecology and Evolution,
University of Chicago.