Worm Breeder's Gazette 16(1): 1 (October 1, 1999)
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University of California, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, 361 Life Sciences Addition, Berkeley, CA 94720
A postdoctoral position is available in a new worm lab at the Waksman Institute at Rutgers University. We are studying the formation of synapses between neurons in the central nervous system. In particular, we are interested in how neurotransmitter receptors are localized to postsynaptic specializations. We are also interested in the modification of synapses during development and in response to growth. Two sample references are listed below:
Rongo, C., Whitfield, C.W., Rodal, A., Kim, S.K., and Kaplan, J.M. (1998) LIN-10 is a shared component of the polarized protein localization pathways in neurons and epithelia. Cell 94:751-759.
Rongo, C., and Kaplan, J.M. (1999) UNC-43 CaMKII regulates the density of central glutamatergic synapses in vivo. International Worm Meeting abstract 16.
Postdoc candidates would be joining an exciting community of C. elegans and Drosophila labs at Rutgers in New Jersey. The position is available starting in April 2000. Experience in either molecular biology, cell biology, or genetics would be an advantage. Funding is available for three years. If you are interested, please send a CV, one or two reprints of published work/preprints of work in preparation or in press, and the names and addresses of three people who can provide recommendations to the following current address: