The PDA is committed to holding events that are interesting for most postdocs on campus. These include career and professional development events and social events.

If you have an idea for a new event, or feedback for a recent event, please contact us. The PDA board will take your comments into consideration to make future events better for all postdocs who attend.

Career and Professional Development

We hold seminars and workshops for postdocs covering a wide range of areas including grant writing, skills improvement, and faculty hiring processes.


We hold a few social events each month to provide postdocs with the chance to meet and interact with other postdocs.

  • Monthly social event on Friday night or the weekend aimed at including families and/or encourage group outings to see the awesome sights of California.
  • Monthly picnic during the week to allow those postdocs who are not available in the evenings or weekends.

PDA Board Meeting

The PDA board meets on the first Wednesday of every month, from 12 PM to 1 PM. Feel free to come along and contribute your ideas and help the PDA become a better association for all postdocs!