ABOUT THE OFFICE OF POSTDOCTORAL INITIATIVES
OPI exists to:
- Change the culture surrounding postdoctoral education at the University through advocacy and policy change
- Encourage excellence in postdoctoral advising, training, and professional development
- Prepare the next generation of scholars to be leaders in their respective fields
Assistant Dean, Office of Postdoctoral Initiatives
Twin Cities Campus | 390, 10 Church St
Twin Cities Campus | 392, 10 Church Street
Spotlight on Postdocs
Bruno Lima, DDS, PhD, is an oral microbiologist at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in the Department of Diagnostic and Biological Sciences. His research focuses on understanding how bacteria interact with their environment and the consequence of these interactions to their physiology. Dr. Lima’s research is currently funded by a career development award (K08) from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR). He has been actively involved with the University of Minnesota Postdoctoral Association (PDA), initially as the PDA representative to the University of Minnesota Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Alliance for Diversity and Inclusivity, and more recently as the PDA President. Learn more about Dr. Lima.
The Postdoctoral Handbook is a guide for incoming and existing Postdocs for navigating their time at the University of Minnesota.
The Post is a monthly e-newsletter specifically for postdoctoral scholars.