Postdoctoral Association Committee Leaders
Elizabeth Lee, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology
2021-2022 PDA President
Aarushi Bhargava, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Radiology
2021-2022 PDA Social Committee Co-Chair
PDA Welcome Committee Chair
Symposium Committee Chair
Kasturi Chakraborty, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar, Ben May Department for Cancer Research
2021-2022 PDA Seminar Committee Chair
Travel Award Committee Co-Chair
Priya Mathur – Principal Medical Writer at AbbVie. PDA Roles: PDA Secretary, University Affairs Chair
Katie Harris – Assistant Professor, Franklin College. PDA Role: Welcome Committee Co-Chair
Mohana Ray – Account Executive, HDMZ. PDA Role: Seminar Committee Co-Chair
Matt Eckwahl – Associate Program Officer – Science Innovation at the Walder Foundation. PDA Role: Seminar Committee Co-Chair
John Leonard – Scientist at 3T Biosciences. PDA Roles: PDA President, 2018 Symposium Committee Chair, Past PDA Vice-President, myCHOICE Liaison
Justin Luebke – Project Manager at Biofire Diagnostics. PDA Role: University Affairs Chair
Colin McFaul – PDA Role: Welcome Committee Co-Chair
Nicolaus Schmandt – Data Scientist at Tailored Brands. PDA Role: Social Committee Co-Chair
Kasey Van Hedger – Postdoc at University of Western Ontario. PDA Role: Survey Committee Chair
Aurelie Desgardin – Clinical Research Coordinator, University of Chicago Medicine. PDA Roles: Welcome Committee Chair, Seminar Committee Co-Chair
Yulia Dzhashiashvili – Research Professional at University of Chicago. PDA Roles: Co-Chair of Seminar Committee, myCHOICE Liaison
Aritro Nath – Postdoc at University of Minnesota. PDA Role: 2016 Symposium Committee Chair
Kristina Martinez – Assistant Professor at Midwestern University. PDA Roles: PDA President 2015-2016, Co-chair of Teaching & Outreach Committee.
Kristy Hentchel – AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow. PDA Roles: Vice-President and Co-chair Teaching & Outreach Committee (Outreach) 2016-2017.
Joseph Pierre – Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center. PDA Role: Survey Committee, National Postdoc Survey; Social Media Committee Chair.
Erica Westerman – Assistant Professor at the University of Arkansas. PDA Role: Survey Committee, Co-team lead on the National Postdoc Survey.
Kyle Dolan – Head of Science and Innovation at British Consulate-General Chicago. PDA Role: Chair of Social Media Committee 2016, Future of Research Chicago 2015 Lead Co-Organizer, Chair Science Policy Committee 2014-2015.
Margaret Pruitt – Postdoctoral Researcher, Worcester Polytech Inst. PDA Role: Co-chair of Teaching and Outreach (Teaching) and Chair of the Welcome Committee 2015-2016.
Elizabeth Litte – Medical Writer in Pharma. PDA Role: Chair Science Policy Committee 2015-2016.
Vanessa Leone – Pathways to Independence Instructor, UChicago. PDA Role: Executive Officer 2014-15, Chair of the University Affairs Committee.
Daina Ringus – Medical Student at Northwestern. PDA Role: Executive Officer 2014-15.
Irene Gallego Romero – Principal Investigator, University of Melbourne. PDA Role: Chair of the Welcome Committee 2014-2015, University Affairs Committee.
Abby Stayart – myCHOICE Program Manager. PDA Role: Chair Teaching & Outreach Committee, Co-chair University Affairs, Member of Welcome and Symposium Committees.