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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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Upcoming Postdoc Seminar

  • May 2022
    Wednesday, May 25

    4 p.m. Online using Zoom (click on post for link)

    Lourah Kelly, Ph.D.
    Starting on the Pathway to Research Independence: How I Secured an NIH K99/R00 Grant

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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.

Mehdi Samandari awarded 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).

Congratulations to Sherli Koshy-Chenthittayil who received a 2022 Association for Women in Mathematics Service Award for her work on the Notable Women in Math Playing Cards committee.