POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS TO STUDY TELOMERE STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION
A postdoctoral position is available to investigate telomere
dynamics in Saccharomyces cerevisiae in the laboratory of Dr. Arthr J.
Lustig at Tulane University Medical Center. We have had a long-standing
fascination in telomere structure and function and are currently focusing
on two broad areas:
1) THE MECHANISM OF TELOMERIC SILENCING
Park et al., Sir3p Domains Involved in the Initiation of Telomeric
Silencing in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Genetics 150: 977-986 (1998);
Lustig, A., Mechamisms of silencing in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
Current Opinions in Gentetics and Development 8: 233-239 (1998)
2) NOVEL MODES OF TELOMERE SIZE CONTROL
Li et al. A novel mechanism for telomere size control in
Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Genes Dev. 10: 1310-1326 (1996);
Lustig, A. The identification of telomerase subunits: catalysing
telomere research. 7:299-302 (1997);
Polotnianka et al. The yeast Ku heterodimer is essential for
protection of the telomere against nucleolytic and recombinational
activities. Current Biology 831-834 (1998)
Candidates should have a background in molecular biology and/or
genetics. Background in yeast is preferable but not required. Applicants
must be highly motivated "self-starters".
Interested candidates should send their c.v. either by e-mail, fax,
or mail to the address listed below.
Arthur J. Lustig
Department of Biochemistry SL43
Tulane University Medical Center
1430 Tulane Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70112