2023 UMN Postdoc Awards

Congratulation to the 2023 UMN Postdoc Award recipients! 

The University of Minnesota is proud to train, support and promote its postdoctoral researchers, who are active members of the University's Twin Cities and Duluth communities. To recognize the postdoctoral researchers' valuable contribution to the University’s mission, the Postdoctoral Association has provided awards for outstanding contributions in each of the following areas:

The PDA thanks the following groups for their financial contributions to the awards: Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Initiatives, Office of Professional Development in the Medical School, College of Biological Sciences, and College of Science and Engineering.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in our Academic Community

Dr. Joel Schneider

Biology Teaching and Learning; College of Biological Sciences

Honorable Mentions

Dr. Martha Streng (Department of Neuroscience; School of Medicine)

Impactful Research

Dr. Dennis Makau

Department of Veterinary Population Medicine

College of Veterinary Medicine 

Dr. Elise Lamont

Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Medical School

Dr. Benjamin Parchem

Department of Family Medicine and Community Health; Medical School 

Dr. Serap Vatansever

Department of Food Science and Nutrition;

College of Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Sciences

Honorable Mentions

Dr. Blake Gimbel (Department of Pediatrics; School of Medicine)

Dr. Mariana Kikuti (Veterinary Population Medicine; College of Veterinary Medicine )

Dr. Alireza Sanaeifar (Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering; College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences )

Outreach and Communication with the Non-Academic Community

Dr. Andre Kobayashi Deckrow

History; College of Liberal Arts,

and Heritage Studies & Public History; College of Design

Teaching and Mentoring

Dr. Jason Jones

Department of Pharmacology; Medical School 

Dr. Joseph Skeate

Department of Pediatrics Hematology; Medical school 

Service to our Academic Community

Dr. Courtney Matson

Department of Microbiology and Immunology; Medical School