Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Cold Spring Harbor, NY, USA
The first position is to follow up on recent work using CRISPR editing of
regulatory elements to explore mechanisms of gene regulation in yield related
genes, and fine tune agronomic traits. Recent work from our collaborators has
started to identify deeply conserved cis-regulatory sequences in diverse plant
families, and these will be targeted by genome editing to test effects on maize
development and yield traits.
The second position aims to characterize the role of plasmodesmata in
plant development, focusing on cell to cell trafficking of the KNOTTED1/ STM
class of homeodomain proteins and associated mRNAs.
The Jackson Lab uses state of the art developmental biology, imaging and genomic
techniques to understand signaling in meristem development, using arabidopsis
and maize as model systems.