Mailin Sotolongo-Lopez & Caroline Liu

The Florida State University Postdoctoral Association (FSU PDA) was founded in August 2012 by postdoctoral researchers, with a shared vision to bring together postdocs across disciplines while improving the postdoctoral environment and training experience at FSU. Working with postdoctoral fellows,  faculty members, and the administration, the PDA helped pave the way for the establishment of the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPDA). Today, we have postdoctoral representatives from 8 departments who volunteer their time to help coordinate events, workshops, and relay information to their home departments all in the interest of making the postdoctoral experience at FSU productive and enjoyable.

Florida State University Postdoctoral Association (PDA) Bylaws

Meet the PDA Representatives

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    First Row: Mailin Sotolongo-Lopez, Suzanne Hodgkins, Shipra Gupta
    Second Row: Quentin Jamet, Marta Sena-Velez, Sarah Baisley, Caroline Liu
    Third Row: Anand Naween, Swapnil Sonawane, Sumudu Tennakoon




    We are open to hear any suggestions regarding the improvement of postdoctoral training at FSU and we would like to assist you in your postdoctoral journey.

    We invite you to become a part of FSU PDA and represent your Department!   Your participation and/or leadership in the FSU PDA Postdoctoral Association will help you in building your own leadership skills, networking and negotiating with others, and in serving the community.


    Stay Connected with the FSU Postdoc Community


    Join us on our LinkedIn FSU Postdoctoral scholars and alumni group!  

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    Postdoc Forum

    Talk with other postdocs at FSU through our Forum!

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    National Postdoc Association

    Join (NPA)! Membership fee is covered by FSU for more info please contact Dr. Debra Fadool at opda-info@fsu.edu