Postdoctoral Association

Mission Statement

The mission of the MPDA is to foster the academic, professional, and social lives of junior scientists at Moffitt Cancer Center.

The five fundamental goals of the MPDA are:

  1. To provide support for postdoctoral career development through partnership with the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) for academic and non-academic scientific career seminars and networking opportunities.
  2. To collect and disseminate practical information to all fellows.
  3. To embrace and celebrate the multicultural diversity of the members of the MPDA.
  4. To promote social interaction and create an environment in which peer support is openly sought and available.
  5. To offer guidance to postdocs to assist them in the transition from student to postdoctoral fellow then beyond.

Please meet the 2019-2020 Moffitt Postdoctoral Executive Council (MPDA):

Asmaa El-Kenawi

Viola Vonken-Brewster

Claire Conley

Junior Scientist Retreat
Olga Vera Puente
Laura Fernandez

Distinguished Lecture Series
Anna Miller

Science Advocacy
Traci Kruer

Joseph Combs
Suman Govindaraju

Praneeth Sudalagunta

To contact the current Executive Council, email

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