Postdoctoral Consortium

DIBS attracts and supports an incredibly diverse group of more than 200 postdoctoral associates. They come from departments and programs in the Schools of Medicine, Engineering, and Trinity College of Arts & Sciences, including Anesthesiology, Biomedical Engineering, Biostatistics & Bioinformatics, Brain Imaging & Analysis Center, Cell Biology, Center for Aging & Development, Center for Human Disease Modeling, Cognitive Neuroscience, Evolutionary Anthropology, Gastroenterology, Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, Neurobiology, Neurology, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Psychology & Neuroscience, Neurosurgery, and others. Click HERE to join the Postdoctoral Consortium mailing list.


Postdoctoral Associate Cynthia King, PhD, and Matthew Gfeller, Neuroscience ’18, discuss his traumatic brain injury work.

Postdoctoral Seminar Series

The DIBS Postdoctoral Consortium sponsors two seminar series:

  • Works-in-Progress (WIPS), where postdoctoral fellows can share work at any stage—from brainstorming to troubleshooting to celebration—in a safe, supportive atmosphere. Please contact DIBS Associate Director Nicole Schramm-Sapyta,, if you are interested in presenting your work. 2020-2021 schedule below.
  • PARTNeR (Postdocs & Residents Translating Neuroscience Research) is a group of neuroscience and psychology postdocs and psychiatry residents who recognize the importance of bridging the gap between basic science research and the clinic. As basic science researchers often have little or no interaction with the patient population, and residents have little interaction with the research world, we provide a forum for postdocs and residents to interact and learn from one another. We meet approximately once per month; please join or contact us for more information if you are interested! Click HERE to visit the group's website.

Works in Progress 2021-2022 Schedule

Works-in-Progress presentations are held monthly via Zoom. These talks are an opportunity for postdocs to present their work in a supportive atmosphere, with people who share their interests and are willing to brainstorm and provide feedback to improve our scientific endeavors. All events are held at 9 a.m. via Zoom. For the Zoom links, register using the links below for each event you would like to attend. If you would like to join the DIBS Postdoc Consortium, you may sign up HERE

  • Sept. 17:  "Lemur Love and the Biology of Social Bonding" presented by Dr. Nicholas Grebe, Evolutionary Anthropology. Register here to receive Zoom details.
  • Oct. 15:  "Dissecting cholinergic modulation of interneurons underlying state-dependent processing in mouse visual cortex" presented by Dr. Celine Cammarata, Glickfeld Lab, Neurobiology. Register here to receive Zoom details.
  • Nov. 19:  "An integrated approach to understanding biological consequences of PTSD, mTBI and GWI" presented by Dr. Brahma Mulugu, Pharmacology and Cancer Biology. Register here to receive Zoom details.

  • Jan. 21: "Maternal diet disrupts the placenta-brain axis in a sex-specific manner" presented by Dr. Alexis Ceasrine, Psychology and Neuroscience. Register here to receive Zoom details.

Works in Progress 2020-2021 Schedule

  • Oct. 23:  Kickoff meeting for 2020-2021: Discussion led by Dr. Nicole Schramm-Sapyta, PhD, Faculty Advisor.  We will discuss this paper, from Nature.
  • Nov. 20:  "The Long Hangover: Adolescent intermittent alcohol's enduring effects on hippocampal structure and function" presented by Dr. Kati Healey, Schwartzwelder Lab, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences.

  • Dec. 11:  "Progress into understanding how photoreceptor outer segments are built" presented by Dr. Tylor Lewis, Arshavsky Lab, Department of Ophthalmology.
  • Jan. 22: " Re-examining the 'persistence' of neurotoxicity: Impacts of development on toxicant-induced neurobehavioral deficits in zebrafish" presented by Dr. Andrew Hawkey, Levin Lab, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.
  • Feb. 19: "Tuned to Learn: Mesolimbic modulation of hippocampal states during motivated learning" presented by Dr. Jia Hou Poh, Adcock Lab, Center for Cognitive Neuroscience.
  • Mar. 19: "Online neural modeling for real-time inference of latent dynamics" presented by Dr. Anne Draelos, Pearson/Naumann Labs, Department of Neurobiology.
  • Apr. 16: "Alterations of sex differences in reward processing in chronic pain" presented by Dr. Anne Baker, Department of Anesthesiology, Center for Translational Pain Medicine and Human Affect and Pain Neuroscience Lab (HAPNL).

Outreach Opportunities

DIBS and the Consortium also connect interested postdocs with on- and off-campus speaking engagements and other neuroscience-related volunteer opportunities. Consortium members receive weekly DIBS calendar emails listing neuroscience-relevant seminars and events across campus, plus special announcements. Just click on the link and sign up! 

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