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graduate research assistantship

Carol Auer cauer at canr1.cag.uconn.edu
Fri Jul 31 11:42:32 EST 1998

Graduate Research Assistantship
Cytokinin Regulation in Arabidopsis

A graduate research assistantship is available to study cytokinin
regulation using the Arabidopsis model system.  The student should be
interested in conducting physiological and molecular experiments to
characterize genetic mutations affecting cytokinin regulation and
plant development.  The long-term goal is to identify genes
controlling  cytokinin biosynthesis and metabolism pathways and the
regulation of active cytokinin levels during plant development.  One
cytokinin regulation mutant, designated as cym,  has already been
isolated and will be the initial focus of the project.  Previous
experience with enzyme activity assays, plant tissue culture,  and
plant molecular biology techniques would be an asset. 

The assistantship is available for either MS or PhD students with an
annual stipend (including tuition) of approximately $14,000.  Health
insurance and other benefits are  available.  The University of
Connecticut is located between Boston and New York City in a
semi-rural area of Connecticut, providing an attractive place to live
with access to major urban areas.

To apply, please send a letter of interest, CV (including GRE scores)
and the names of three references to cauer at canr1.cag.uconn.edu or to
the following address:

Dr. Carol Auer
Dept. Of Plant Science, U-67
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT 06269. 
(Phone: 860-486-1878, Fax: 860-486-0682)

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