Upcoming Events

Monthly Lunch & Learn

How to successfully Prepare for a Chalk Talk” with Professor Wes Sundquist

Wednesday, the 14th of November, 12-1 pm in HSEB 4100B

Pizza will be provided.

RSVP by the 12th of November.

Thirsty Thursday

Do you want to relax and hang out with fellow post-docs? And maybe have a beer while doing so? You might meet your new best friend! Please join us on the last Thursday of every month at a local pub or brewery. An UPDA board member will be present wearing a silly hat. Come and say hi! There is no need to RSVP and feel free to bring friends and family! Our next Thirsty Thursday will be on November 29th at 6 pmMore details here.

Coffee & Bagels with a Mentor

Please join is for an opportunity to network in an informal setting while interacting with prominent members of our campus.

Mentor: Dana Carroll, PhD

Thursday, December 13th, 10-11 am in HSEB 5100B,

Discussion around Genetic Experiment on Human Embryos with Dana Carroll

Professor Carroll was at the Summit Conference in Hong Kong when Dr. He presented his description of the experiments performed and agreed to meet with the Postdoc community to discuss about what happened, the future of CRISPR and the ethical consequences.

Professor Carrol, Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry, works with powerful, exciting and relatively new tools of precise genome engineering, using the ZFN, TALEN and CRISPR-Cas9 platforms. He is also personally interested in the broader uses of genome editing and the societal implications of such uses. Medical applications of genome editing are in their infancy, but also have great promise. He wants to ensure that such uses are developed safely, and their benefits are distributed appropriately. Complex ethical and societal issues are raised by these prospects, particularly when modifications to the human germline are considered. He agreed to participate in a discussion with postdocs about societal issues around genome editing.

Coffee and bagels will be served.

RSVP by December 12th.

Postdoc Appreciation Week

During the Postdoc Appreciation Week September 17-21, 2018, join the UPDA board to celebrate the contributions of the postdoctoral scholars at the University of Utah! It will be a full week of events, including a Poster competition, a hike and professional headshots. More information on the different events and on how to register on the Postdoc Appreciation Week page.

UPDA Board Meeting

Interested in becoming more involved?  We are looking for new board members! Our board meetings are the first Friday of every month,  from 12:00 – 1:00 pm in HSEB 5100D. Contact us with any questions.

Our next Board Meeting: November 9th at noon in HSEB 5100D!