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MSU-PDA is a volunteer based organization that depends on the community of postdoctoral scholars here at Michigan State University. Our mission is to help MSU postdocs achieve their professional and personal goals.

The MSU-PDA’s mission is to:

  • To help Postdoctoral members in achieving their scientific and personal goals while at MSU
  • Provide resources for social and career development
  • To initiate a mutual dialog with the University administration
  • To create a well-recognized Postdoctoral association community.
  • Take a look at the current steering committee.
  • Bylaws of MSU PDA.


MSU-PDA 2018 Postdoctoral Excellence in Research Award (PERA) winners: Omayma Alshaarawy and Caleb Trujillo. Their profiles can be found here.

MSU-PDA Fall travel awards 2017 winners: Vladimir Grubišić, Maryam Naghibolhosseini, Sudeep Perumbakkam. Their research and travel plans can be found here.

MSU Post-docs win awards at 2017 Regional Post Doc Symposium hosted by Wayne State 

Upcoming workshops and events:

“Applying for a faculty position ” with Dr. Arjun Krishnan, Assistant Professor, Department of Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering and Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Tues, May 29 at 12pm, Biochemistry Building room 208

"Optimizing Mentoring Relationships to Promote Diversity & Research Excellence", Fri, June 8 at 9:30 am.  Get more info and register here.

"Understanding Implicit Bias" Certificate Program-- June 2018, find out more info and how to register here.

Save the Date! The 2018 National Postdoc Association Regional Meeting is set to take place on October 6th, 2018 at the University of Michigan. Registration will open in July.

Contact Us

By email:

By mail:

Chittenden Hall
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824




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