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 Elizabeth Matthews, PhD, and Matthew Gfeller, Neuroscience ’18, discuss his traumatic brain injury work.

Postdoctoral Seminar Series

Please note: As of March 16, 2020, all campus meetings and conferences have been canceled, due to public health concerns related to Covid-19. That includes the Graduate Student Consortium. We do not yet know how long this will be in effect. Thank you in advance for your understanding.

The DIBS Postdoctoral Consortium, which grew out of DIBS Town Hall meetings that resulted in the current Strategic Plan, 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.  

WIPS schedule and sign-up opportunities

  • PARTNeR (Postdocs & Residents Translating Neuroscience Research) is a group of neuroscience and psychology postdocs and psychiatry residents who recognize the importance of bridging the existing 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 every month or so; please join or contact us for more information if you are interested! Click HERE to visit the group's website.

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!