MUSC Postdoctoral Association (PDA)

Welcome to The MUSC Postdoctoral Association (PDA)

The MUSC PDA is here to provide support and a voice for the concerns of the Postodoctoral Trainee community at MUSC. The MUSC PDA is focused on the following areas:

  • Scholarly Learning: This includes inviting outside speakers, organizing workshops, continuing education and giving postdocs opportunities to present their work in local meetings.
  • Networking Activities: This includes formal and informal meetings and gatherings of postdocs. In addition, this includes social activities both at the University and outside of the University. The PDA shall have a commitment to promoting networking opportunities both within the postdoc community as well between the postdoc community and faculty.
  • Postdoc Advocacy: The PDA should be a source of information and a sounding board for complaints and concerns. The PDA is a place to pass those concerns on to the appropriate channels; however, the PDA does not, in and of itself, have authority to directly alter any policy except its own bylaws and governance. The PDA interacts with the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs in the College of Graduate Studies, as well as, faculty to address the concerns that are brought forward.

The MUSC PDA has its at large membership meeting every 4th Thursday at 12PM. Locations varies but reminders are sent frequently to the Postdoc Listserv. If you would like to be included in the Postdoc Listserv please contact Shelly Drake at Feel free to contact the current Postdoctoral Association Executive Board with concerns, questions and ideas for events.

Postdoctoral Association Executive Board 2020
President: Krishna Ramajayam
Vice President: Tanjina Akter
Secretary/Treasurer: James Corbett
Membership: Ray Liu
International Affairs: Raghavender Chandran

Current At Large Meeting Schedule: Every 4th Thursday monthly at 12PM. Webex event until further notice.

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 Facebook group to post questions, suggestions, schedule events, etc. with other postdocs here at MUSC. 

Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

Responsible Conduct of Research