Upcoming Events

"Welcome" Mini-Orientation for New Postdoctoral Scholars on Campus and Postdoctoral Director Workshop

October 28, 2019, at 12 pm noon - Registration is now open

The Fall Welcome and Workshop will be held at noon in the Honors Scholars and Fellows (HSF) building, room 3009.  If you are a new postdoctoral scholar on campus, this one hour "Welcome" will fulfill your requirement for orientation. This is a good venue to get your employment paperwork initiated, find your immediate research-related resources on campus, be introduced to the director of the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, prepare for professional development opportunities on campus specifically geared to postdocs, learn about funding opportunities for your research or travel to conferences, and hear from our Postdoctoral Association (PDA) regarding opportunities for career-related events and leadership. 

Presentation Time


12:00 PM Welcome, Debra Ann Fadool, Director of the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPDA)
12:05- 12:15 PM

Tanya Schaad, J1 Exchange Visitor Adviser (VISA, International Scholars) 

12:15 - 12:25 PM

Lisa Liseno, Assistant Dean, Director of Instructional Excellence (Teaching Postdoctoral Scholars) PIE Website

12:25 - 12:40 PM

Debra Fadool, Opportunities, Resources, Annual Events, and Policies (Mini-Orientation) Individual Development Plan

12:40 - 12:50 PM Kathy Worthman, Human Resources (Health Insurance, OPS and Campus Benefits)
12:50 - 1:00 PM Tim Colston, President of the Postdoctoral Association (PDA)

Biological Science/Neuroscience Postdoctoral Mentoring Workshop & Lunch Fall 2019/Spring 2020 Schedule
Kin Life Science Building, room 2057, 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Please mark your calendars for the fall 2019/Spring 2020 postdoc workshops.The theme for fall 2019/spring 2020 is 'Industry, Government and Non-profit jobs for Biologists'

Our 2019-2020 Bio/Neuro Postdoc Workshop and Lunch series starts next week and the theme for this year is 'Industry, Government and Non-profit jobs for Biologists'. 

This is a special, faculty-led monthly workshop for Postdoctoral Scholars hosted by the Department of Biological Science and the Program in Neuroscience. Although the career focus will be directed to the Life Sciences, all Postdoctoral Scholars and senior Graduate Students are welcome. Sandwiches will be served over the lunch hour during the workshops. Dates, presenters and topics are listed below. For questions, please contact Dr. Kay Jones. No registration required.




Mon. Sept. 9

Dr. Mailin Sotolongo-Lopez, Environmental Consultant, Biology Program, FDEP Laboratories, Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Turning your PhD into a career at government agencies. Are you ready?

Mon. Oct. 14

Dr. Brittany Sexton, Development Scientist at New England Biolabs

Demystifying the transition between academia and industry

Tues. Nov. 12

Dr. Hengli Tang, Professor, FSU Department of Biological Science and Co-founder and Consultant, BioFront Technologies


Mon. Dec. 9

Dr. Lisa Chadwick, NIH Program Director, Center for Mendelian Genetics, National Human Genome Research Institute NHGRI  Extramural Research Program


Mon. Jan. 13



Mon. Feb. 10



Mon. March 9


Oral Presentation Day

Mon. April 13





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