Indiana University Graduate Fellowships in Plant Biotechnology
NNF fellows will be able to choose among eight plant
biotechnology laboratories (directed by Carl Bauer,
Mark Estelle, Roger Hangarter, Roger Innes, Cheng Kao,
Jeffrey Palmer, Robert Togasaki, and Miriam Zolan)
that are affiliated with the Biology Department and
the Indiana Institute for Molecular and Cellular Biology.
These eight laboratories encompass a broad range of
areas in plant biotechnology, including disease resistance
genes, plant-virus and plant-bacteria interactions,
genome evolution, hormones and development, plant responses
to light and gravity, carbon assimilation, DNA repair
and meiosis, and chlorophyll biosynthesis. Accordingly,
our training program provides both breadth and depth.
We emphasize a solid foundation in molecular genetics
as it is applied to all organisms, not just plants.
This enables our students to approach questions in
plant biology from a broad perspective, and to take
advantage of the wealth of knowledge that has been
garnered from animal and yeast systems and apply it
to plants. Broad training also allows our students
to easily move into new areas as they progress through
their research careers. For more details on our graduate
training curriculum and the research programs of the
IU biology facult please visit our World Wide Web Site
(http://www.bio.indiana.edu/), or contact any of the
eight participating faculty listed below.
Ms. Gretchen Clearwater, Administrative Assistant, National
Needs Fellowships Program, Department of Biology, Indiana
University, Bloomington, IN 47405
ph: 812-855-1861; FAX: 812-855-6705; e-mail: email@example.com
Although NNF fellows must be US citizens or nationals, the Department of Biology also awards research assistantships on a competitive basis regardless of nationality.
Indiana University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution.
Dr. Carl Bauer: Molecular biology of photosynthetic
bacteria; Regulation of gene expression by light and
oxygen; Synthesis of chlorophyll; Phototaxis.
Dr. Mark Estelle: Role of the plant hormone auxin in
Dr. Roger Hangarter: Plant physiology: mechanisms of
photomorphogenesis and hormonal regulation of plant
Dr. Roger Innes: Molecular genetics of plant-pathogen
Dr. Cheng Kao: Mechanisms of Plant-Virus and Plant-Bacteria
Dr. Jeffrey Palmer: Molecular evolution; Transfer of chloroplast and mitochondrial genes to the nucleus.
Dr. Robert Togasaki: Environmental regulation of photosynthetic carbon assimilation in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii.
Dr. Miriam Zolan : Meiosis and DNA Repair; Fungal Genetics
and Genome Evolution.