Postdoctoral Position/Fungal Development is available for a person
interested in molecular mechanisms controlling the initiation of the
asexual/sexual reproductive cycles and the morphogenesis of
multicellular structures in the filamentous fungus Aspergillus nidulans.
Current projects use classical and molecular genetic methodologies in
yeast and filamentous fungi to characterize signal transduction pathways
and transcriptional regulators that control reproductive development.
The latter include characterization of 1) the APSES protein StuAp, a
regulator of development- and cell cycle-specific genes; 2) SteAp
(Ste12p-like), a homeodomain-C2/H2-Zn+2 finger protein required for
sexual reproduction and 3) the identification of novel proteins
interacting with StuAp and SteAp. (Dutton et al. EMBO J. 16:5710; Vallim
et al. Mol. Micro. 36:290). Interested individuals should have training
in molecular biology or genetics Prior research experience with yeast
or filamentous fungi is desirable, but not required. Send CV and three
letters of reference to Dr. Bruce L. Miller, Dept. of Micro., Mol. Biol.
& Biochem., Life Sciences Bldg., University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
83844-3052. bmiller at uidaho.edu. UI is an EO/AAE.