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postdcoc: crop molecular biology and transformation

Wayne Parrott wparrott at uga.cc.uga.edu
Wed May 14 17:41:09 EST 1997

Funding is available for a postdoctoral position to participate in a
multidisciplinary team to express viral antigens in transgenic soybean.
The objective is for the viral antigens to elicit an immune response in
chickens fed the transgenic soybean. The genes for the antigenic
proteins of Newcastle disease virus, infectious bronchitis virus, and
avian influenza virus are already available, but additional vector work
will be necessary, as is the engineering of these into soybean and the
analysis of the resulting plants. The ideal candidate would have a
strong background in molecular genetics, along with a willingness to
extend his/her expertise to plant cell culture and genetic
transformation of crop plants. The successul candidate must also be
willing to work with chickens and assist in performing
necropsies. A background in virology or immunology is also helpful.
Initial funding is for one year, with funding the second year contingent
on progress during the first. 

More information on our lab research and the University of Georgia may
be found at http://mars.cropsoil.uga.edu/~parrottlab, and the links

Application Information:

Send a copy of your cv, a copy of graduate school transcrips, and the
the names and contact
information for 3 people who may be contacted to provide references on
your behalf, to:

Wayne Parrott
Dept. of Crop and Soil Sciences
3111 Plant Sciences Bldg.
The University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-7272

Use conventional mail. Do not use e-mail for submission purposes.

Each position will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified.
The University of Georgia
is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution

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