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The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs provides support for postdoctoral scholars and faculty with regards to hiring, terms and conditions of employment, career development counseling and any individual issues that arise. UConn Health offers a vibrant, supportive environment for postdocs to continue their research training and move forward with their careers in the life sciences. This website provides information for postdocs and faculty mentors on policies and practices, academic and social events and career development tools and workshops.

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Postdoc Spotlight

Upcoming Postdoc Seminar

  • 2023 Postdoc Research Day
    Please join us for our 7th Annual UConn Health/Jackson Laboratory Postdoc Research Day on Wednesday, September 20th in the Academic Rotunda starting at 1:00 PM.

Binsheng Wang received a prestigious $60,000 Glen Foundation for Medical Research Postdoctoral Fellowship in Aging Research. He received one of only nine fellowships awarded nationally for his work on p21 highly expressing senescent cells.

Mehdi Samandari received a Good Food Institute grant for $250K to study meat biomanufacturing using tissue engineering. He also has had three first-author publications (Trends in Biotechnology, Advanced Materials and in Bioactive Materials).

Lourah Kelly recently received a K99/R00 award to develop her work on mobile health interventions for adults who struggle with binge drinking and thoughts of suicide.

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Featured Postdoc Alumni

Click on title to learn about the cool things some of our former postdocs are up to these days.

  • Masoud Nickaeen - Principal Scientist, Boehringer Ingelheim