Postdoc Profile: Karla Vargas

Dr. Karla Vargas, a Postdoctoral Scholar at the School of Life Sciences, researches host-virus dynamics and viral diversity associated with wild populations of vertebrate species across the Baja California peninsula and the Sonoran Desert in Arizona.

Postdoc Profile: Estibalitz Ezkerra Vegas

Dr. Esibalitz Ezkerra Vegas is a Postdoctoral Scholar at the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies whose research involves interdisciplinary, transnational, and comparative approaches to the politics of memory and the demand for justice in cultural production in post-conflict territories such as the Basque Country and Ireland.

Postdoc Profile: Marlene Velazco Medel

Dr. Marlene Velazco Medel is a Postdoctoral Research Scholar who is making efforts to synthesize novel biodegradable and sustainable polymers useful for recycling.

Postdoc Profile: Nilanjana Mazumdar

Dr. Mazumdar detects algae blooms in real-time in the Central Arizona Project canal system and Lake Pleasant to provide information critical to homeowners and agricultural farmers throughout Arizona.

Postdoc Profile: Mehmet Kosa

Dr. Mehmet Kosa is a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Psychology who examines whether emotional and meaningful experiences in virtual reality games help reduce daily stress.

Postdoc Profile: Gamze Ersan

Dr. Gamze Ersan is a Postdoctoral Research Scholar at the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment. Dr. Ersan's research is the novel hybrid electrochemical processes for the regeneration of PFAS-laden carbon-based adsorbents.

Postdoc Profile: JoAnna Reyes

Dr. JoAnna Reyes is a Postdoctoral Scholar at the School of Art whose research centers on the visual and material culture of colonial Mexico and contemporary Chicana/o America.

Postdoc Profile: Fatima Hafsa

Dr. Fatima Hafsa is a Postdoctoral Research Scholar at the College of Global Futures and W. P. Carey School of Business. Dr. Hafsa uses an interdisciplinary perspective to study plastic manufacturing and waste supply chains. Her work includes identifying points of innovation and transformation throughout the plastic lifecycle.

Postdoc Profile: Madhan Jaggarapu

Dr. Madhan Jaggarapu, a Postdoctoral Research Scholar at the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy with more than 8 years of experience in the fabrication and characterization of therapeutic diversity systems.

Postdoc Profile: Leonard Mukosi

Dr. Leonard Mukosi is a Postdoctoral Research Scholar for the Research on Violent Victimization Lab within the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Dr. Mukosi uses a solution-focused approach to address the problem of missing and murdered Indigenous peoples.

Postdoc Profile: Aaron Flores

Dr. Aaron Flores is a Presidential Postdoctoral Scholar at the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning. Dr. Flores is a human-environmental geographer whose research has examined environental justice, social vulnerability, and health disparities in the context of hazards and disasters.

Postdoc Profile: Ronald A Nelson, Jr.

Dr. Ronald A Nelson, Jr. is a postdoctoral fellow at Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering where he is working on developing innovative research that advances multi-million dollar initiatives focusing on regenerative medicine and biomedical engineering.

5 lessons on grant writing for postdocs

In June, we wrapped up a series of workshops on Grant Writing, led by Dr. Lisa Nielsen from Purdue University. Before Dr. Nielsen became the Director of the Postdoc Office at Purdue, she was an experienced grant writer and was able to deliver training for grant writing specifically designed for postdocs.