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PDA Executive Council​

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

President





Hannah Hathaway, PhD 

Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
School of Medicine
University of Colorado 
Anschutz Medical Campus
Dr. Hathaway earned her Ph.D in Pharmacology from Georgetown University in 2014. She is now working as a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Wendy Macklin's lab, where she studies mTOR signaling in oligodendrocytes. 
 

Vice President

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Erin Golden, PhD 

Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
School of Medicine
University of Colorado 
Anschutz Medical Campus

Dr. Golden earned her Ph.D in Neuroscience from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 2015. She is now a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Dr. Linda Barlow studying development of the peripheral taste system.


Chief Communications Officer





Qi Liu, Ph.D

Department of Pharmacology
School of Medicine
University of Colorado 
Anschutz Medical Campus
Dr. Liu works in Dr. Chandra Tucker's lab developing tools for optogenetics.
 

Chief Financial Officer


Valerie Minarchick, PhD 






 

Digital Media Director


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Lina Cheuy, PhD

Department of Radiology
School of Medicine
University of Colorado
Anschutz Medical Campus
Dr. Cheuy earned her Ph.D in Biomedical Engineering from the University of California, Davis in 2016. She is now working as a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Yubin Miao's lab developing peptide-based cancer imaging agents.


 

PDA Committees 


Postdoctoral Research Day (PDRD) Committee





Carol Kiekhaefer, MD, PhD (Chair)

Division of Infectious Diseases
School of Medicine
University of Colorado
Anschutz Medical Campus
Dr. Kiekhaefer earned her Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the Univeristy of Wisconsin-Madison and her MD from Northwestern University. She is currently working as a postdoctoral fellow under the mentorship of Dr. Sarah Faubel.


Outreach Committee

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Sarah Farabi, PhD (Chair)

Department of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Diabetes
School of Medicine
University of Colorado 
Anschutz Medical Campus
Dr. Farabi received her Ph.D from the University of Illinois Chicago in 2016 and is currently a postdoctoral fellow working under Dr. Teri Hernandez in the Department of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes.
 


Postdoc Engagement Committee

PDEC Committee members:
Hannah Hathaway, Ph.D
Lina Cheuy, Ph.D
Rwik Sen, Ph.D




Travel Award Committee




Qi Liu, Ph.D (Chair)

Department of Pharmacology
School of Medicine
University of Colorado
Anschutz Medical Campus
Dr. Liu works in Dr. Chandra Tucker's lab developing tools for optogenetics.


Seminar Series Committee


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Rwik Sen, Ph.D (Chair)

Department of Craniofacial Biology
School of Dental Medicine
University of Colorado 
Anschutz Medical Campus
Dr. Sen earned his Ph.D in Molecular Biology, Microbiology, and Biochemistry from S. Illinois Univeristy in 2015 with a focus on epigenetics, transcription and DNA repair in S. cerevisiae. His postdoctoral research now focuses on epigenetic regulation of neural crest cells in craniofacial development and related birth defects in CRISPR/Cas9 mutants of zebrafish. His other activities include mentoring, STEM outreach, career development workshops, writing, and event organization. His hobbies include travel, reading, and dancing.

 

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