University of Nebraska-Lincoln Graduate Research Assistantship (GRA) 2024

Deadline: 15th September, 2023

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Graduate Research Assistantship (GRA) 2024

GRA is available for a Ph.D. in Plant Pathology on virus-host-vector interactions of wheat streak mosaic virus (WSMV) and Triticum mosaic virus (TriMV), University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is seeking a motivated Ph.D. graduate student to work on virus-host- vector interactions on wheat curl mite-transmitted WSMV and TriMV. Research would involve the identification of viral, host, and vector determinants involved in viral pathogenesis and vector transmission of WSMV and TriMV and the development of novel management strategies by disrupting virus-host-vector interactions.

Desired qualification of the applicant:

  • Master’s degree in the fields of plant pathology, entomology, or a closely related field is highly desired.
  • Must have a strong interest in working with plant viruses.
  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Must have experience in lab-based research.
  • Background in molecular biology and experience with insects is desired but not mandatory.
The successful applicant is expected to start the program in the Spring semester of 2024 (January 2024). Applications are due on or before 15th September 2023, but screening will begin immediately. Please send a letter of interest describing your qualifications, resume/CV, TOFEL and GRE scores for international applicants, and the contact information for three letters of reference.
Benefits: Stipend, tuition assistance, and health insurance will be provided.
Contact: If interested, please send an email to:
Dr. Satyanarayana Tatineni Adjunct Professor
USDA-ARS and Department of Plant Pathology
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE, 68583.
Phone: 001-402-304-4924

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