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The UNC Postdoc Advisory Board is the leadership arm of the UNC Postdoctoral Association, a volunteer organization dedicated to addressing the needs and concerns of all UNC postdocs.  In the past, the Postdoc Advisory Board has worked closely with the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs to provide resources for professional development, generate awareness about problems common to all postdocs, and to foster a sense of community among postdoctoral scholars.  In addition to organizing events and seminars to enrich the scientific experience of postdocs, the Postdoc Advisory Board is also interested in promoting programs to encourage social interaction within the community.

UNC Postdoctoral Advisory Board Composition:

UNC Postdoctoral Association (PDA) Chair

Ana Teixeira Nogueira


Minority Postdoc Alliance (MPA) Chair

Deshira Wallace


International Postdoc Alliance Co-Chair

Liujiang Song


PDA Outreach Chair

Barkha Jitendra Yadav


PDA Parenting Chair

Liujiang Song

Zhenwei Song


PDA Social Chair

Alan Marsh


Campus Health Advisory Board Representative:
Margeaux Wetendorf,


Chancellor’s Childcare Advisory Committee Representative: OPEN


Carolina Women’s Center Representative: OPEN


Oliver Smithies Representative:

Margeaux Wetendorf,


Advisory Committee for Transportation (ACT) Postdoc Representative: OPEN


School Representatives:

College of Arts & Sciences

Biology Postdoc Representative: Prateek Jain


School of Medicine

Lineberger Representative: OPEN


School of Pharmacy Representative: 

Amber Moody

William Kinney


School of Public Health Representative:

Deshira Wallace