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Genomic Enablement of Aquaculture: An Interdisciplinary PhD Program to Improve Aquaculture Through Genomic Sciences

The Department of Zoology at North Carolina State University announces the availability of Fellowships beginning in fall 2007 for PhD studies of Genomic Sciences in Aquaculture. These fellowships will involve interdisciplinary study and result in scientists who are broadly trained in applying genomic sciences to research and development of technologies for advancing aquaculture. They will provide a stipend of $24,000, tuition, health insurance and research support. Fellows will work in the laboratories of internationally recognized faculty members who have been pioneers in applying the methodologies of genomic sciences to the reproduction, growth and rearing of fish. Research will be focused on key areas that address major challenges of maintaining a competitive aquaculture industry. Typical projects include (1) Functional Genomics and Regulation of Growth; (2) Molecular Mechanisms of Immunity to Fish Pathogens; and (3) DNA Marker-assisted Selective Breeding.

Review of applications for these fellowships will begin on 15 March 2007. Applications should include a brief resume, a statement of research interests and goals, copies of previous transcripts and GRE scores, and the names of 3 references with contact information. Please address applications or inquiries to Craig V. Sullivan, William Neal Reynolds Professor, Department of Zoology, 127 David Clark Laboratories, North Carolina State University, Box 7617, Raleigh, NC 27695 (email: Selected candidates will be guided through the process of admission to the Graduate School at North Carolina State University.

Funded by the National Needs Fellowship Program of the US Department of Agriculture

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