NC State Postdoctoral Association

The NC State University PDA promotes the building of community among postdoctoral scholars at North Carolina State University and serves as the voice for postdocs across campus. The PDA also works with and supports the endeavors of the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, and both entities strive to create an environment where postdoctoral scholars have an enriching and rewarding experience during their tenure at the university. Contact one of the officers to find out more about the PDA, to share concerns, or to get involved.

National Postdoc Appreciation Week

National Postdoc Appreciation Week is an annual week-long celebration to recognize the contributions of our postdocs and house officers to our institution. The 2017 Postdoc Appreciation Week was September 18th – 22nd.

2017-2018 PDA Officers and Committees


Dr. Kurt Schab, President
Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Email: krschab@ncsu.edu

Dr. Deepika Saini,President-Elect
Department: Materials Science and Engineering
Email: dsaini@ncsu.edu

Dr. Rebecca Davis,Secretary
Department: Entomology and Plant Pathology
Email: rjlinger@ncsu.edu

Dr. Erin Sproul,Communications Committee Officer
Department: Biomedical Engineering
Email: epsproul@ncsu.edu

Dr. Xinyu “Catherine” Zhang, Diversity Committee Officer
Department: BTEC
Email: catherine_zhang@ncsu.edu

Dr. Ismaeel Muhamed, International Committee Officer
Department: Biomedical Engineering
Email: imuhame@ncsu.edu

Dr. Mohammad Amir Aghaee, Social Committee Officer
Department: Entomology and Plant Pathology
Email: maghaee@ncsu.edu


Dr. Melina Florez-Cuadros, CALS Representative
Department: Entomology and Plant Pathology
Email: mmflorez@ncsu.edu

Dr. Haritha MalladiCOE Representative
Department: Civil Engineering
Email: hmallad@ncsu.edu


Dr. Erin Sproul, Communications Committee Officer
Department: Biomedical Engineering
Email: epsproul@ncsu.edu

Dr. Greer Arthur, Editor of The Verve and Science Writer
Department: Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences
Email: gkarthur@ncsu.edu


Dr. Xinyu “Catherine” Zhang, Diversity Committee Officer
Department: BTEC
Email: catherine_zhang@ncsu.edu

Dr. Melina Florez-Cuadros, Diversity Committee
Department: Entomology and Plant Pathology
Email: mmflorez@ncsu.edu

Dr. Haritha Malladi,Diversity Committee
Department: Civil Engineering
Email: hmallad@ncsu.edu

Dr. Ashley Young,Diversity Committee
Department: Food, Bioprocessing & Nutrition Sciences
Email: akyoung2@ncsu.edu


Dr. Ismaeel Muhamed, International Committee Officer
Department: Biomedical Engineering
Email: imuhame@ncsu.edu

Dr. Rishi Aryal, International Committee
Department: Horticultural Science
Email: rraryal@ncsu.edu

Dr. Eduardo Hatano, International Committee
Department: Entomology and Plant Pathology
Email: ehatano@ncsu.edu

Dr. Melanie Hedgespeth, International Committee
Department: Forestry and Environmental Resources
Email: mlhedges@ncsu.edu

Dr. Xiangming Zeng, International Committee
Department: Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Email: xzeng2@ncsu.edu


Dr. Mohammad-Amir Aghaee,Social Committee Officer
Department: Entomology
Email: maghaee@ncsu.edu

Dr. Melanie Hedgespeth,Social Committee
Department: Forestry and Environmental Resources
Email: mlhedges@ncsu.edu

Dr. Sandeep Rana, Social Committee
Department: Crop and Soil Sciences
Email: ssrana2@ncsu.edu

Dr. Benjamin Wehmeyer
Department:Physics
Email: bwehmey@ncsu.edu

PDA Meeting Schedule


Thursday, July 27th: 1:00 – 2:00PM, Graduate School Conference Room
Thursday, August 10th: 1:00 – 2:00PM, Graduate School Conference Room
Monday, September 11th: 10:00 – 11:30AM, Graduate School Conference Room
Wednesday, October 18th: 8:30 – 10:00AM, Graduate School Conference Room

Monday, April 24th: 9:00 – 10:30AM, Graduate School Conference Room
Monday, May 15th: 9:00 – 10:30AM, Graduate School Conference Room

Wednesday, January 18th: 9:00 – 10:30AM, Graduate School Conference Room
Monday, February 20th: 9:00 – 10:30AM, Graduate School Conference Room
Monday, March 20th: 9:00 – 10:30AM, Graduate School Conference Room

Tuesday, September 20th: 9:00 – 10:30AM, Daniels Hall 353
Monday, October 17th: 9:00 – 10:30AM, Graduate School Conference Room
Monday, November 14th: 9:00 – 10:30AM, Graduate School Conference Room

Wednesday, June 8th: 10:00  -11:30AM, Poe Hall 424
Wednesday, July 20th: 10:00 – 11:30AM, Poe Hall 320
Monday, August 29th: 9:00 – 10:30AM, Graduate School

Thursday, January 21st: 10:00a.m. – 11:30a.m; Graduate School
Tuesday, February 16th: 10:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.; Hunt Library
Thursday, March 24th: 1:00 -3:00p.m.; DH Hill Visualization Lab
Friday, April 22nd: 10:00 – 11:30AM; 1911 Building, Room 129

PDA Meeting Minutes

@NCStatePostdocs

September 19

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