A full-time NSF-funded postdoctoral position is available in the Tomoyasu lab, Miami University of Ohio. Our research focus is to understand how changes in patterning mechanisms have contributed to the evolution of morphological diversity by using insect wings as a model system. The researcher will study wing development (with a focus on a Hox gene Ultrabithorax) in the red flour beetle (Tribolium castaneum), by using a combination of transgenic and gene knockdown techniques. Visit our website for more information (http://web.me.com/tomoyasu/lab/home.html)
The successful candidate must have strong technical skills in molecular biology. Experience in Drosophila genetics is preferred. Review of applications will begin June 14, 2010 and continue until position is filled. One-year appointment with potential for renewal for up to four years. Start date is September 1, 2010.
Send an application package via e-mail or mail (a cover letter detailing experience, CV, and contact information for three references) to Dr. Yoshinori Tomoyasu, Department of Zoology, Miami University, Oxford OH 45056 Email: tomoyay from muohio.edu
Miami University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer.
Tomoyasu, Y., Arakane, Y., Kramer, K.J., Denell, R.E. Repeated co-options of exoskeleton formation during wing-to-elytron evolution in beetles. Curr Biol. 2009 Dec 29;19(24):2057-65.
Lommen, S.T.E., Saenko, S.V., Tomoyasu, Y., Brakefield P.M. Development of a wingless morph in the ladybird beetle, Adalia bipunctata. Evolution & Development, 11(3):278-89 (2009)
Tomoyasu Y., Miller, S.C., Tomita, S., Schoppmeier, M., Grossmann, D., Bucher, G. Exploring Systemic RNA Interference in Insects: a Genome-Wide Survey for RNAi Genes in Tribolium. Genome Biology. 17;9(1):R10 (2008)
Tomoyasu Y., Wheeler S.R., Denell R.E. Ultrabithorax is required for membranous wing identity in the beetle Tribolium castaneum. Nature. 433(7026):643-7. (2005)
Tomoyasu Y., Denell R.E. Larval RNAi in Tribolium (Coleoptera) for analyzing adult development.Development Genes and Evolution. 214(11):575-8. (2004)
Yoshinori Tomoyasu Ph.D
Department of Zoology
252 Pearson Hall
Oxford OH 45056