Berkeley Lab Postdoc Association

Berkeley Lab Postdoc Association

News and Upcoming Events

Online Game Night

On Wednesday, July 8th we'll have an online game night starting at 7:00 pm. Sign up here.

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Movie Night

Join our Movie Night on Friday, July, 17th at 8:00 PM! Vote for the movie we will watch here and sign up here. After the movie, we invite you to a Zoom social.

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Buddy Lunch Break

Join a social buddy lunch on Zoom on Monday, July 20th, noon. Sign up here (by Sunday, July 19th, afternoon).

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Cultural Lunch

This Friday, July 24th, 2020, at noon, Jonelle Basso, a postdoc in the Joint Genome Institute, will talk about Trinidad and Tobago.

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Due to the COVID-19 precautions, we have to cancel all planned in-person BLPA events. Join the Online activities we’ve prepared for our community.

Past events

Postdoc-to-Postdoc Science Policy
On Friday, June 5th, BLPA hosted the Postdoc-to-Postdoc brown bag with Kathy Shield, a co-founder of the Science Policy Group at Berkeley. Here you can...
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Cultural Lunch – British Columbia
During or Cultural Lunch on May 22nd, we travelled together with Karol Krizka, a postdoc in the Physics Division, to British Columbia, Canada. If you...
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Cultural Lunch – India
On Friday, May 8th, Pramod Bhuvankar, a postdoc in the Energy Geosciences Division, presented the Cultural Lunch “India: The land of paradoxes, and unity in...
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Cultural Lunch – Spain
Leticia Arnedo-Sanchez and Sergio Carrero Romero brought us for a journey (ofc, virtual) full of delicious food, beautiful nature, festivals, and art to Spain! Did you miss the...
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To uplift our everyday life during the Shelter-In-Place, our Social Committee organizes a series of bake-together online meetings. Led by a pastry wizard, Louise Frenck,...
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Movie Nights
Our weekly movie nights make the movie watching during Shelter-in-Place a bit more social. Every week we vote for the movie we watch, and during...
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Cultural Lunch – France
During our Cultural Lunch on Friday, April 10th we travelled to France to learn more about delicious French food from Louise Frenck from the Materials...
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Cultural Lunch – Georgia
Thanks to Zara Bagdasarian, a postdoc in the Nuclear Science Division, on Friday, March 27th, we visited the country of Georgia! You can watch Zara's...
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BLPA Board

BLPA is made up of volunteers – and we are always looking to grow! Are you interested? Do you want to know about the inner workings of BLPA and contribute to the postdoc community, building a larger network? Please contact us (postdoc (at) or sign up to check out one of our many committees!

Maria Żurek
Co-chair, Webmaster

Nuclear Science Division
Personal website

Oisín Creaner

Computational Research Division

Gözde Barım, Committee Leader
Lab-Industry Networking Connection (LINC)

Energy Storage & Distributed Resources Division

Fadji Maina, Committee Leader

Energy Geosciences Division
Personal website

Louise Frenck, Committee Leader

Materials Science Division

Lisa Claus, Committee Leader
Community Building (Social)

Computational Research Division

Karol Krizka, Treasurer

Physics Division

Leticia Arnedo-Sanchez, Board Member

Chemical Sciences Division

Pei Li, Board Member

Energy Geosciences Division