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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.


Monthly Social Event for November: Thanksgiving Potluck

MSU PDA Fall Travel Awards is now open. For further deails visit awards webpage.

Slides and other material from "The teaching Narrative workshop", by Dr. Melissa McDaniels can be found here.

MSU Post-docs win award at Wayne State Postdoc Regional Symposium

Upcoming workshops

Fine tuning your accent (3-part series)
This three-part workshop series focuses on vowels, word stress, and intonation in North American English. This workshop is for postdocs.

Dates: Thursday, November 9, 16, and 30, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Location: A108 Wells Hall
For registration: Send email to Ms. Zeynep Altinsel at

Exploring careers in industry (sponsored by the PDA)

Lunch with Stephane Shu Kin So, PhD, MBA, Associate Director of Research Alliances, External Innovation at Zoetis, & Jon Glynn, PhD, Principal Scientist at Pfizer.  Our guests will share the stories of their career paths and answer questions. Lunch will be provided. This workshop is for postdocs only.

Date: Friday, November 17, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: Erikson Hall Room 133F
RSVP: By email to (Please indicate food restrictions)

Contact Us

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By mail:

Chittenden Hall
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824




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