Postdoctoral Association Committee Leaders

Parker Woods, PhD

Parker Woods, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Medicine

pwoods2@medicine.bsd.uchicago.edu

2018-2019 PDA President
Teaching & Outreach Committee Co-Chair
Budget/Travel Award Committee Co-Chair

Britney Helling, PhD

Britney Helling, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Human Genetics

bhelling@uchicago.edu

2018-2019 PDA Vice-President
Teaching & Outreach Committee Co-Chair
Budget/Travel Award Committee Co-Chair

Priya Mathur, PhD

Priya Mathur, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Medicine

pmathur@medicine.bsd.uchicago.edu

2018-2019 PDA Secretary
University Affairs Committee Chair

Tamica Collins, PhD

Tamica Collins, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Molecular Genetics & Cell Biology

tamicac@uchicago.edu

Teaching & Outreach Committee Co-Chair
Diversity Committee: Diverse Scholar Liaison

Matt Eckwahl, PhD

Matt Eckwahl, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

meckwahl@uchicago.edu

Seminar Committee Co-Chair

Mohana Ray, PhD

Mohana Ray, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Pathology

mohanaray@uchicago.edu

Seminar Committee Co-Chair
Diversity Committee: Women in Science Liaison

Yeva Shan, PhD

Yeva Shan, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Medicine

yueshan@uchicago.edu

Social Committee Co-Chair
myCHOICE Liaison

Nyki Walker, PhD

Nyki Walker, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar, Ben May Department for Cancer Research

nykia.d.walker@gmail.com

Social Committee Co-Chair

Katie Harris, PhD

Katie Harris, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Medicine

kgharris@uchicago.edu

Welcome Committee Co-Chair

Hemraj Dodiya, PhD

Hemraj Dodiya, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Neurobiology

hbdodiya@uchicago.edu

Welcome Committee Co-Chair

Andréanne Morin, PhD

Andréanne Morin, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Human Genetics

amorin@uchicago.edu

Survey Committee Chair

Mirna Marinic, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Human Genetics

marinic@uchicago.edu

Diversity Committee: International Scholar Liaison

Shilpa Kaur, PhD

Shilpa Kaur, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology

shilpak@uchicago.edu

Social Media Committee Chair

PDA Alumni

John Leonard – Scientist at 3T Biosciences. PDA Roles: PDA President 2017-2018, 2018 Symposium Committee Chair, Past PDA Vice-President 2015-2016, 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.

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