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

Matthias Könning

Postdoctoral Associate

Vice President of Postdoc Community Building: Postdoctoral Association

Crystal S Shin, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate

Secretary: Postdoctoral Association

Sarah Woodfield

Postdoctoral Associate

Treasurer: Postdoctoral Association

Nikhil Jain, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate

Phone

  • (713) 798-5979

Director of Outreach and Communication: Postdoctoral Association

Catherine Tomaro-Duchesneau, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate

Phone

  • (713) 798-5979

Director of Academia and Healthcare: Postdoctoral Association

Mahnaz Janghorban

Postdoc Associate

cancer biology, immuno-oncology, translational research,

Director of Government, Nonprofit, and Policy: Postdoctoral Association

Matthias Könning

Postdoctoral Associate

Co-Chairs of Postdoctoral Seminar Series: Postdoctoral Association

Catherine Tomaro-Duchesneau, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate

Phone

  • (713) 798-5979

Aarti Rohira, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Chair of Career Development: Postdoctoral Association

Alberto Di Ronza

Postdoctoral Associate

Former PDA Presidents

Reuben Fan, Ph.D.

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