University of Rochester
Postdoctoral Association


About Us

The Postdoctoral Association (PDA) provides career development, networking opportunities, and professional recognition specifically for postdoctoral appointees. Through these efforts, we hope to contribute to the professional advancement of postdoctoral appointees and highlight our contributions to scientific research at the University of Rochester.

Career Development

Workshops, Trainings, and Awards


Seminars and Panel Discussions

Social Events

Gatherings, Activities, and Game Nights

Relevant Resources

Advertisement, Opportunities, and Support


Our Team

Vikas Arige
Social Events & Buddy Program Coordinator
Sonali Sharma
Additional Officer
Ben Mansky
Website Officer & Buddy Program Coordinator
Katie Ferruzza
AS&E GEPA Advisor for PDA
Gretchen Roman
Supporting Role
Erin Davis
Communications Officer
Mary Church
SMD GEPA Advisor for PDA
Christina Heil
Aditya Raghunandan
Lok Ming Tam
Deputy Co-Chair & International Representative
Colleen Bailey
SMD GEPA Advisor for PDA