LSI Postdocs

Since January 2015, the LSI has been sponsoring an association of postdoctoral researchers working at the LSI - the LSI PD (Life Sciences Institute Postdocs).

This LSI-specific postdoc association is intended to bring postdocs together to learn about the work being done by their peers in this building, as well as gain perspective on the different systems being studied and the techniques being used. The hope is that these activities will facilitate networking within the LSI and encourage collaboration. At the same time, postdocs at the LSI will be provided with increased opportunities to present their work to a broader audience in an informal setting.  Sponsored events include social events, informal chalk talks, and semi-annual grant writing workshops. 

LSI PD events planned for 2017

Please check here often for updates and additions to the schedule!

January 10, 2017 (Monday): Meet and Greet Cookie Hour
3-4 PM; LSI library
February 8, 2017 (Wednesday): Chalk Talk #1
Noon; LSI conf room 5243
Presenters: Jennifer Cash (Tesmer Lab) and George Watase (Yamashita Lab)
March 29, 2017 : "How to give a Chalk Talk" presentation, Alison Narayan, PhD
May 11, 2017 (Thursday): Chalk Talk #2
Noon; LSI conf room 5243
Presenters:  Renee Bouley (Tesmer Lab)
June 7, 2017 (Tuesday): Chalk Talk #3
Noon; LSI conf room 5243
Presenters: Bethany Strunk (Weisman Lab)
July 20, 2017 (Wednesday): Chalk Talk #3
Noon; LSI conf room 5243
August 10, 2017 (Thursday): Chalk Talk #4
Noon; LSI conf room 5243
Presenters:  Kelly Manthei (Tesmer Lab) and Stephen Joy (Mapp Lab)
September 28, 2017 (Thursday): "Effective & Attractive Image Design Workshop"
11:15am-12:15pm; LSI Library
October 18, 2017 (Wednesday): "Pathways to Starting a Lab Panel"
11:45am-1:15pm; LSI Library
November, 2017 : TBD
December 14, 2017 (Thursday): Chalk Talk #6
Noon; LSI conf room 5243
Presenters:  Cosmo Saunders (ParentLab) and Meg Breen (Mapp Lab)


LSI PD 2017 Committee:

Aileen Ariosa 
Adam Iliff 
Elizabeth Delorme-Axford 
Jonathan Nelson 
Kelly Manthei 
Priyanka Bajaj 

Email us at: LSIpostdoccommittee [at]

Resources for University of Michigan postdocs:

University of Michigan Postdoctoral Association (UMPDA)

Rackham Graduate School - Information for postdoctoral fellows

University of Michigan Medical School Office of Postdoctoral Studies

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