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 2018 Postdoc Appreciation Week was September 17th – 21st.

2018-2019 PDA Officers and Committees


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

Dr. Paul Beata, Co-President
Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Email: pabeata@ncsu.edu

Dr. Ismaeel Muhamed, Secretary
Department: Biomedical Engineering
Email: imuhame@ncsu.edu

Dr. Keshav Raghuvanshi, Diversity Committee Officer
Department: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Email: kraghuv@ncsu.edu

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


Dr. Mohamed Saveer Ahmed, CALS Representative
Department: Entomology and Plant Pathology
Email: msahmed3@ncsu.edu

Dr. Rozalynne Samira, CALS Representative
Department: Entomology and Plant Pathology
Email: rsamira@ncsu.edu

Dr. Ismaeel Muhamed, COE Representative
Department: Biomedical Engineering
Email: imuhame@ncsu.edu

Dr. Keshav Raghuvanshi, COE Representative
Department: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Email: kraghuv@ncsu.edu

Dr. Qandeel HussainCHASS Representative
Department: English
Email: qhussai@ncsu.edu

Dr. Courtney DeckCOS Representative
Department: Biological Sciences
Email: cadeck@ncsu.edu


Dr. Keshav Raghuvanshi, Diversity Committee Officer
Department: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Email: kraghuv@ncsu.edu

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

Dr. Paul Beata
Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Email: pabeata@ncsu.edu

Dr. Lucie Guertault
Department: Biological and Agricultural Engineering
Email: lsguerta@ncsu.edu

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


Dr. Melanie HedgespethSocial Committee Officer
Department: Forestry and Environmental Resources
Email: mlhedges@ncsu.edu

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

Dr. Aurore Canoville
Department: Biological Sciences
Email: acanovi@ncsu.edu

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

Dr. Lucie Guertault
Department: Biological and Agricultural Engineering
Email: lsguerta@ncsu.edu

Dr. Deepti Pradhan
Department: Crop and Soil Science
Email: dpradha@ncsu.edu


Dr. Mohamed Saveer Ahmed
Department: Entomology and Plant Pathology
Email: msahmed3@ncsu.edu

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

Dr. Paul Beata
Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Email: pabeata@ncsu.edu

Dr. Aurore Canoville
Department: Biological Sciences
Email: acanovi@ncsu.edu

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

Dr. Qandeel Hussain
Department: English
Email: qhussai@ncsu.edu

Dr. Ismaeel Muhamed
Department: Biomedical Engineering
Email: imuhame@ncsu.edu

Dr. Deepti Pradhan
Department: Crop and Soil Science
Email: dpradha@ncsu.edu

Dr. Rozalynne Samira
Department: Entomology and Plant Pathology
Email: rsamira@ncsu.edu

PDA Meeting Schedule


Thursday, February 8th: 9:00 – 10:30AM, Carmichael Playzone

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