Berkeley Lab Postdoc Association

Berkeley Lab Postdoc Association

News and Upcoming Events

Online Game Night

On Wednesday, January 20th we invite you to our online game night starting at 7:30 pm. Sign up in this spreadsheet. We have a game room for Among Us and Codenames this week.

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Movie Night

Get your popcorn ready, and join our movie night with Teleparty to watch Dolemite Is My Name on Friday, January 22nd, 8 PM. Sign up here.

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Postdoc Labmate Program

Have you just started at the Lab? We would like to give you the opportunity to find support and connect with others. Wanna be a labmate for our new postdocs? Sign up to our program!

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Language Tandem

Would you like to practice your language skills via Zoom? Join our Language Tandem. Sign up here.

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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

Cultural lunch – Holiday Traditions
During our cultural lunch on Friday, December 11, we share holiday traditions that are celebrated around the world. Elle Barnes from USA, Jonelle Basso from...
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Cultural Lunch – Italy
On Friday, November 13, we travelled to Italy during our Cultural Lunch brown bag series with Alice Gatti from the Computational Research Division. You can...
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Cultural Lunch – Germany
On Friday, October 15, we travelled to Germany during our Cultural Lunch brown bag series with Lisa Claus from the Computational Research Division. You can...
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Postdoc-to-Postdoc – Science Pitch
On Friday, September 18th, Maria Żurek, a postdoc in the Nuclear Science Division, let a Postdoc-to-Postdoc brown bag about best practices for an elevator pitch...
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Cultural Lunch – Kerala
On Friday, August 21st, Sooraj Radhakrishnan, from the Nuclear Science Division, presented a cultural lunch about "Kerala - one of many Indias".  If you missed...
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Cultural Lunch – From Wuhan to the US in COVID era
On Friday, August 7th Kang Yao, a postdoc in the Energy Storage & Distributed Resources Division, shared with us “12.25.2019 - 6.25.2020 my story from Wuhan...
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Cultural Lunch – Trinidad and Tobago
On Friday, July 24th our Cultural Lunch brought us to Trinidad and Tobago, thanks to Jonelle Basso, a postdoc in Joined Genome Institute. If you...
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Cultural Lunch – Queer Culture
On Friday, June 26th our Cultural Lunch celebrated the Queer Culture. Amalie Thewarta, a postdoc in the Materials Sciences Division, talked about "Pride: a beginner's guide...
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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!



Lisa Claus

Computational Research Division

Oisín Creaner

Computational Research Division

Louise Frenck, Committee Leader
Outdoor and Community Building (Social)

Materials Science Division

Pramod Bhuvankar, Committee Leader

Energy Geosciences Division

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

Energy Storage & Distributed Resources Division

Maria Żurek

Nuclear Science Division

Karol Krizka

Physics Division

Joseph Stevens
Board Member

Joint BioEnergy Institute

Pei Li
Board Member

Energy Geosciences Division