Postdoc Executive Council

The PDA Executive Council administers the Postdoctoral Association. Their job is to coordinate the activities of several subcommittees, which deal with issues such as benefits, career development, social activities, and maintenance of the PDA site.

President: Postdoctoral Association

Reuben H Fan, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Contribution of visual areas to navigation; Properties of extrastriate visual areas

Vice President of Postdoc Community Building: Postdoc Association

Crystal S Shin, Ph.D.

Postdoc Fellow-PhD

Director of Academia and Healthcare: Postdoc Association 

Mahnaz Janghorban

Postdoc Associate

cancer biology, immuno-oncology, translational research,

Director of Outreach and Communication: Postdoc Association

Catherine Tomaro-Duchesneau, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate

Phone

  • (713) 798-5979

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Director of Government, Nonprofit, and Policy: Postdoc Association

Matthias Könning

Postdoctoral Associate

Secretary: Postdoc Association

Sarah Woodfield

Postdoctoral Associate

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Co-chairs Networking and Social Events: Postdoc Association

Crystal S Shin, Ph.D.

Postdoc Fellow-PhD

Co-chairs Career Development: Postdoc Association

Aleksandar Bajic

Postdoc Fellow-PhD

Alberto Di Ronza

Postdoctoral Associate

Co-chairs Peer Mentoring Program: Postdoc Association 

Reuben H Fan, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Contribution of visual areas to navigation; Properties of extrastriate visual areas

Ling Tao, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate

Metabolic reprogramming in neuroblastoma; Bioactive dietary components or chemotherapies that prevent cancer progression by rewiring cell metabolism

Co-Chair Postdoctoral Seminar Series: Postdoc Association

Aarti Rohira, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Catherine Tomaro-Duchesneau, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate

Phone

  • (713) 798-5979

Institutional Policy Committee Members: Postdoc Association

Reuben H Fan, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Contribution of visual areas to navigation; Properties of extrastriate visual areas

Davin Townley-Tilson, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate

Co-chairs Teaching Opportunities: Postdoc Association

Neha Parikh, Ph.D.

Senior Staff Scientist

Phone

  • (713) 798-4450

Lauren Renee Figard

Postdoctoral Associate - Mentor: Anna Sokac, Ph.D.

actin and membrane remodeling; live imaging of embryonic development; cell shape change

Chair Outreach & Communications: Postdoc Association

Catherine Tomaro-Duchesneau, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate

Phone

  • (713) 798-5979

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Co-chair International Affairs: Postdoc Association

Xinyi Wang, Ph.D.

Research Associate

Phone

  • (832) 824-0469

Scarless Wound Healing; Regenerative Tissue Repair; Rare Diseases; TGF β Pathway

Nikhil Jain, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate

Phone

  • (713) 798-5979

Matthias Könning

Postdoctoral Associate

Former PDA Presidents

Valerie Bomben, Ph.D.
Current Position: 
Institutional Wide Grants and Contracts Specialist
UT Health Science Center

Devdeep Aikath, Ph.D.
Current Position:
MBA Candidate
Portland State University

Jennifer McGehee, Ph.D.
Current Position: 
Scientist in the Assay Development Group 
Janssen Pharmaceutical, Inc. 

Hannah Cheung Beird, Ph.D., PMP
Current Position:
Research Scientist
MD Anderson

Gustavo Rodriguez, Ph.D.
Current Position:
QC Bioassay Associate
Dendreon

Rajesh Ramakrishnan, Ph.D.
Current Position:
Laboratory Manager, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Duncan Neurological Research Institute
Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children's Hospital

Vera Moiseenkova-Bell, Ph.D.
Current Position:
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology
Case Western Reserve University

Alecia Gross, Ph.D.
Current Position:
Assistant Professor, Department of Vision Sciences
University of Alabama-Birmingham

Andres Menesses-Diaz, M.D.
Current Position:
Research Coordinator, Department of Pediatrics-Cardiology
Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children's Hospital

Joyce Slusser, Ph.D.
Current Position:
Flow Cytometry Core Director
Kansas State University

Amy Lossie, Ph.D.
Current Position:
Assistant Professor, Department of Animal Science
Purdue University

Kathy Hentges, Ph.D.
Current Position:
Lecturer, Faculty of Life Sciences
University of Manchester

Monique Rijnkels, Ph.D.
Current Position:
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Baylor College of Medicine

Kellogg Schwab, Ph.D.
Current Position:
Associate Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
Johns Hopkins University