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About

The Berkeley Lab Postdoc Association (BLPA) is a volunteer-run organization that aims at providing support to postdocs, grad-students and early-career scientists and organizing activities. BLPA was founded in January 2016, with Horst Simon, LBL deputy director, serving as executive sponsor.

The board of BLPA, formed in April 2016, is currently made of:
Co-chair 1: Valentine Trotter (Bioscience Division)
Co-chair 2: Antoine Wojdyla (Advanced Light Source)
Co-chair 3: Tetiana Shalapska (Materials Sciences Division)
Co-chair 4: Greg Su (Advanced Light Source)

Secretary: Jana Voriskova (Climate & Ecosystem Sciences)
Treasurer: Hang Deng (Earth & Environmental Sciences)
Historian: Nils Zimmermann (Computational Research Division)
Public relation officer: Sinead Griffin (Molecular Foundry)
Internal relations officers: Valentine Trotter (Bioscience Division)

Special roles are:

Outreach: Sinead Griffin
Education : –
Sports & activities:  Antoine Wojdyla
Postdoc orientation : Tetiana Shalapska
Relations with the BPA: Valentine Trotter
Relation with the National Postdoc Association: Robert Streubel
Relations with Cyclotron Road/Early Career scientists: Etosha Cave
Relations with former postdocs : Aaron Hammack (former LBNL postdoc, COO and founder of EpiBiome)
Relations with offsite postdocs in Biosciences : Seema Jamil
Alumni Network : Roel Van Beeumen

The other officers are:

– Protonu Basu
– Kenneth Higa
– Jingjing Zhang
– Bjorn Enders
– Louise Lassalle
– Karol Kriszka

From left to right: Lydia Terborg, Jing, Cameron Coates, Robert Streubel, Greg Su, (sitting) Antoine Wojdyla, Hang Deng, Sinead Griffin, Valentine Totter and Tetiana Shalapska. Not on the picture: Aaron Hammack, Kenneth Higa, Georgios Michelogiannakis, Julianne Mueller, Nils Zimmerman, and Jochen Thaeder

From left to right: Lydia Terborg, Jing Xu, Cameron Coates, Robert Streubel, Greg Su, (sitting) Antoine Wojdyla, Hang Deng, Sinead Griffin, Valentine Totter and Tetiana Shalapska.
Not on the picture: Aaron Hammack, Kenneth Higa, Georgios Michelogiannakis, Juliane Mueller, Nils Zimmermann, and Jochen Thaeder — March 2016

Past members :