Announcing the first recipients of the new Berkelhammer Postdoc Travel Award.
Dr. Sona Chowdhury, PhD, was one of 10 UCSF postdocs who competed in the final stage of the third annual Postdoc Slam held on September 26. The live competition took place in a packed Byers Auditorium in Mission Bay and was also livestreamed to the Parnassus campus
Chowdhury, who received $3,000 as the grand prize winner, also took the "people's choice award." The second place prize of $1,500 went to postdoc Will Schuerman, and third place ($1,000) to postdoc Lyndsay Murrow.
The Office for Postdoctoral Scholars is pleased to announce the finalists for the third annual Postdoc Slam competition at UC San Francisco. Postdoc Slam is based on the popular “Grad Slam” contest for graduate students, which is now held at all ten campuses across the UC system. The contest challenges postdocs to share their research compellingly in three minutes or less, using language that not only their peers – but also non-scientists – will understand.
Geraldine Gontier, PhD, a postdoc in Dr. Saul Villeda's lab at UCSF, has been awarded a $120,000 Postdoctoral Transition Award in Aging. This award is made by the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR), a leading non-profit organization dedicated to advancing biomedical research on aging, with support from the Irene Diamond Fund.