Worm Breeder's Gazette 14(1): 4a (October 1, 1995)

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Postdoctoral Fellowship

Tim Schedl

Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

A postdoctoral position is available in our lab to study cell cycle
regulation and germ/soma interactions affecting the C. elegans oocyte.  We
have recently taken a cell biological and genetic approach to
understanding how the oocyte controls its cell cycle for maturation and
how it communicates with the myoepithelial somatic gonad to be expelled at
ovulation.  We have defined the events involved by time lapse microscopy
and isolated a class of mutants which are defective in ovulation.  Current
projects include: isolation of mutants defective in oocyte cell cycle
regulation (maturation), and molecular characterization of new mutants.
More details available upon request.

We are looking for an individual with genetic, cell biological, or
molecular training and a strong interest in the cell cycle or cell-cell
communication.  Support can be provided by an existing grant and the
position is available immediately.

Please send inquiries to:
Dr. Tim Schedl
Department of Genetics, Box 8232
Washington University School of Medicine
4566 Scott Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110, USA
office: (314) 362-6162