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2018 - 2019 PDA Executive Council​

The Executive Council of the Postdoctoral Association serves the postdoctoral community and conducts and organizes PDA business and events.

​President


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Dominique Reed, PhD (Co-VP)

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of C​olorado Anschutz Medical Campus


Dr. Reed earned her PhD in Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Louisville in May 2016. She is now working as a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Rajesh Agarwal in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences investigating the molecular mechanisms involved in the efficacy of chemopreventative agent, Bitter Melon, in pancreatic cancer.




Vice President

 
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Ian Cartwright, PhD (Co-VP)

Department of Gastroenterology
School of Medicine
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

 
Dr. Cartwright earned his PhD in Toxicology from Colorado State University, followed by a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at Duke University in the lab of Dr. Chuan-Yuan Li. He is currently continuing his postdoctoral research in Dr. Sean Colgan's lab in the Department of Gastroenterology as part of the Mucosal Inflammation Program (MIP). He is studying the role of adenosine signaling on inflammatory bowel disease. 



Chief Financial Officer

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Michael Dyle, PhD

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
School of Medicine
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Dr. Dyle earned his PhD in Molecular Physiology from the University of Iowa in 2015. He is currently working as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics in the lab of Dr. Suja Jagannathan discovering novel factors that contribule to skeletal muscle deterioration in a severe form of adult-onset muscular dystrophy.


 

Chief Communications Officer​

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Shawna Matthews, PhD

Department of Pathology
School of Medicine
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Dr. Matthews earned her PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology from Colorado State University in 2015. She is currently working as a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Dr. Carol Sartorius in the Department of Pathology investigating how female sex steroid hormones affect mitochondrial function of breast cancer cells.


 

PDA Committees 



Outreach Committee Chair and Postdoc Engagement Committee (PDEC) Chair

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Madeline Keleher, PhD (Chair)

Department of Pediatrics
School of Medicine
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Dr. Keleher earned her PhD from Washington University and is currently a postdoctoral fellow working under Dr. Kristen Boyle in the Nutrition Section of the Department of Pediatrics. She is studying how maternal obesity affects epigenetics and cell metabolism in mesenchymal stem cells cultured from infants' umbilical cords.
 


Travel Award Committee

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Sara Coleman, PhD (Co-Chair)

Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
School of Medicine
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Dr. Coleman earned her PhD in Human Physiology from Massey University/ The New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research. She is currently doing her postdoctoral research in the lab of Dr. Brent Palmer in the Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology studying the influence of the microbiome on HIV pathophysiology.



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Walter Knight, PhD (Co-Chair)

Division of Cardiology
School of Medicine
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Dr. Knight earned his Ph.D from the University of Rochester in 2016. He is now working as a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Dr. Kunhua Song in the School of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology, where he is using stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes to study cardiovascular disease.



Seminar Series Committee Chair


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Natalie Hohos, PhD (Chair)

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
School of Medicine
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Dr. Hohos earned her PhD in Foods and Nutrition from the University of Georgia in 2016. She is currently working as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the Division of Reproductive Science in the lab of Dr. Malgorzata Skaznik-Wikiel. Her research focuses on understanding the negative impact of dietary fat on ovarian function, regardless of obesity.



Postdoctoral Research Day (PDRD) Committee Chair


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Jennifer Major, PhD (Chair)

Division of Cardiology
School of Medicine
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Dr. Major earned her PhD from the University of Ottawa in 2017. She is currently working as a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Tim McKinsey's lab in the Division of Cardiology studying epigenetic regulation of heart failure.

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