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Job Opportunities in the Emory University Biology Department

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Department of Biology, Emory University

Shozo Yokoyama, PI

The Long-term goal of our NIH-funded research is to elucidate the mechanisms of the spectral tuning of visual pigments and adaptive evolution of dim-light and color vision.

Selected References:

  • Yokoyama, S., Tada, T., Zhang, H. and Britt, L. (2008) Elucidation of phenotypic adaptations: molecular analyses of dim-light vision proteins in vertebrates. PNAS 105: 13480-13485.
  • Altun, A., Morokuma, K. and Yokoyama, S. (2011) Hydrogen-bond network around retinal regulates the evolution of ultraviolet and violet vision.  ACS Chemical Biology 6: 775-780.
  • Yokoyama, S. (2012)  Synthesis of experimental molecular biology and evolutionary biology: an example from the world of vision.  BioScience 62 (11): 939-948.
  • Yokoyama, S. (2013)  Synthetic Biology of Phenotypic Adaptation in Vertebrates: The Next Frontier.  Mol. Biol. Evol. 30 (7): 1495-1499.

We are looking for recent graduates who are well versed in experimental molecular genetics/recombinant DNA methods.  If you are interested, please send CV to Shozo Yokoyama (syokoya@emory.edu).



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