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Postdoctoral Association (PDA)

Vision

The Cornell Postdoctoral Association’s vision is to create a strong and unified community of postdoctoral scholars across all schools of Cornell University. The association aims to encourage the exchange of ideas, concerns, and experiences among postdocs to increase their sense of unity and common identity as part of the Cornell family. By building a diverse and inclusive community, the association seeks to enhance their collective knowledge and skills, enabling them to achieve their goals. This collaborative approach supports postdocs throughout their time at Cornell and beyond, fostering an environment where they can thrive both professionally and personally.

Mission 

The mission of the Cornell Postdoctoral Association (PDA) is to enhance the quality of life for Postdocs across all schools by serving as their representative and voice. PDA addresses pressing and significant issues, promotes dialogue by bringing together key stakeholders, and offers valuable information to Postdocs.

Contact

To join the Postdoc Association’s E-list
Send a message to: postdoc-association-L-request@cornell.edu
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Cornell Postdoctoral Association is now on Teams!  Looking for people to play sports or board games? Need local recommendations? Career development discussions? The Cornell Postdoctoral Association Teams can be the place to start. You will find postdocs just like you. Join our cohort and be part of the Cornell postdoc community!.   Click the following link: Postdoc Teams Group , or join using the following Team Code: ya5jvfg

We also have an active WhatsApp group, so click the link to join! Postdoc Whatsapp group

PDA Leadership

PDA Co-Chair         

Evelyn Ambriz, Graduate School  ea229@cornell.edu

Anukesh Krishnan Kutty Ambika, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences aka82@cornell.edu

Diversity and Equity Co-Chair   

Michelle Chen, ILR Labor Relations, Law & History mzc6@cornell.edu

Elena Panizza, Molecular Medicine ep465@cornell.edu

Career Development Co-chair  

Renna Costa, Molecular Biology and Genetics rkc59@cornell.edu

Viswajith Siruvallur Vasudevan, Biomedical Engineering vs489@cornell.edu

Social Committee Co-chair        

Xuan Chen, Cornell Lab for Accelerator-based Science xc274@cornell.edu

Rebecca Schmitt, Molecular Medicine rrs243@cornell.edu

Welcoming Committee Co-Chair         

Jacob Coburn, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences JJC457@cornell.edu

Aarthi Rajesh, Baker Institute for Animal Health ar889@cornell.edu

Communication Liaison   Co-Chair

Magdalena Pajor,  Food Science msp258@cornell.edu

Joseph Waddell, Animal Science jw2574@cornell.edu