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Human Genome News, July 1994; 6(2)

DOE Announces 1994 Human Genome Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellows

DOE has announced that four people have accepted 1994 Human Genome Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowships to conduct research for up to 2 years at university or DOE laboratories. These fellowships were initiated by DOE to develop tools, technologies, and resources for deciphering the molecular nature of the human genome and to support related research. Listed below are the name of each fellow, university and discipline of doctoral degree, host laboratory and research mentor, and research plans.

MARK GRAVES (University of Michigan, Computer Science)
BAYLOR COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, CHARLES LAWRENCE : Examine novel and concrete representations for map information and create a natural, graph-theoretic foundation for genome maps that can be used to define integrated mapping databases.

WILLIAM HAWE (Northwestern University, Chemistry )
DUKE UNIVERSITY, MICHAEL PIRRUNG : Explore a new methodology for sequencing the human genome with a spatially addressable array of DNA analogs by using light-directed immobilized polymer synthesis.

JINGYUE JU (University of Southern California, Chemistry )
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY, RICHARD MATHIES : Investigate new types of dye labels for multiplex detection of DNA in sequencing, polymerase chain reaction, and other procedures.

MARK SHANNON (University of Tennessee, Life Sciences )
OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY, LISA STUBBS : Explore the structural and functional relationship between a human chromosome 19q13.2 region and the homologous region of mouse chromosome 7, and develop a method for generating targeted deletions to scan the mouse genome for essential functional units.

Fellows receive a stipend of $37,500 the first year and $40,500 the second. The program is administered by the Science and Engineering Education Division of the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education [P.O. Box 117; Oak Ridge, TN 37831-0117 (615/576-9934, Fax: /241-5219)]. Applications for the next awards are due February 1, 1995.

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