Make the most of the postdoc experience.
The Office of Postdoctoral Initiatives (OPI), located within the Graduate School, advocates for postdoctoral fellows and researchers. We collaborate with faculty, administrators and departments across the University to provide the support and resources our postdoctoral scholars need as they prepare for their future careers.
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 a (Recent) Postdoc
Dr. Beth Adamowicz is a recent U of M postdoc and current staff scientist in Ran Blekhman’s lab in the Department of Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development. Her research focuses on metabolic interactions between host cells and the microbiome in colorectal cancer. In 2021, she was awarded a fellowship from the Minnesota Colorectal Cancer Association for her work. Beth is also an active member of Empowering Women in Science, an advocacy and career support group for women in STEM fields. She did her Ph.D. with Will Harcombe in the University of Minnesota’s Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology program.
The Postdoctoral Handbook is a guide for incoming and existing Postdocs for navigating their time at the University of Minnesota.
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