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POSTDOC POSITION: PLANT MOLECULAR VIROLOGY

W. A. Miller wamiller at iastate.edu
Thu Mar 9 14:58:47 EST 1995


TRANSGENIC PLANT VIRUS RESISTANCE: POSTDOCTORAL POSITION

Genetically engineer resistance to barley yellow dwarf virus.  
Work independently and with others to develop a variety of 
strategies that inhibit and/or exploit BYDV replication, 
including ribozymes, replicase and more novel approaches.  
You will be supported by the laboratory's extensive research 
on BYDV replication and gene expression.  Test transgenic 
oats for transgene expression and virus resistance.  The lab 
has access to efficient oat transformation and regeneration 
technology (we have transgenic oats in-hand) which will be 
performed by a collaborating lab.  Opportunities also exist 
for study of novel translational control mechanisms, BYDV 
replication, RNA stability, and transgene risk assessment.  
BYDV, a small, positive sense RNA virus, is the most 
economically important virus of wheat, barley and oats, 
worldwide.

This is a two-year position beginning funded by the North 
Central Biotechnology Initiative.  Start date:  Spring - 
Fall, 1995.  Experience in RNA biochemistry, molecular 
virology, aphid transmission, or plant tissue culture is 
desired.

Iowa State University is a leading university in agricultural 
biotechnology to which it has devoted significant funding, 
state-of-the-art facilities, and faculty.  Ames, Iowa 
combines the relaxing, safe, clean, friendly small town 
environment with the intellectual stimuli expected of a 
world-class university. 

Contact:  W. Allen Miller   
          Plant Pathology Dept.			
          351 Bessey Hall
          Iowa State University
          Ames,  IA  50011-1020
			
          Tel:  1-515-294-2436
          Fax:  1-515-294-9420
          wamiller at iastate.edu		




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