MUSC Postdoctoral Association (PDA)

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Welcome to the MUSC Postdoctoral Association! 

The MUSC PDA is a postdoc-led organization that seeks to provide support and a voice for the concerns of the Postdoctoral community at MUSC. 


What we do:  

  • Postdoc Advocacy: Your PDA Executive Board officers welcome requests, complaints, and concerns and will advocate for change through the proper channels.
  • Participation in monthly networking events and orientation
  • Career development activities: Bi-monthly events open to all MUSC postdocs.

Contact your Postdoctoral Association Executive Board with concerns, questions, and ideas for events.

Postdoctoral Association Executive Board 2023

Lyndsay Young
, PhD, Dept. of Cell and Molecular Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics,
Daniel Lench, PhD, Dept of Neurology

Vice President:
Maha Chaccour, MD, Hollings Cancer Center

Secretary/ Treasurer: 
Lauren Dillard
, PhD, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

International Affairs:
Ashvita Garg, PhD, Dept. of Public Health Sciences

Mouna Trabelsi, PhD, Dept of Ophthalmology,
Brianyell McDaniel Mims, PhD Biomedical & Community Health Science

To receive meeting reminders, please contact Megan Ellison at, to ensure that you are added to the postdoc listserv. 

Other Links & Resources

MUSC PDA Facebook Page: Follow us on Facebook to get up-to-date info about events, see pictures from our socials, and connect with MUSC postdocs past and present.

MUSC Postdoc Facebook Group: follow and participate in our private Facebook group to post questions, suggestions, schedule events, etc., with other postdocs here at MUSC.