UC Davis PSA Officers

Essam Abdelfattah

PSA Chair
Animal Science
psachair@ucdavis.edu

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Ygal Achmon

Vice Chair
Food Science & Technology
psavicechair@ucdavis.edu
Postdoc at UC Davis since October 2014

 

"As Vice Chair of the PSA I am the right-hand of the PSA Chair. The roll includes among others: (1) Decision making about the content of the different PSA activities, (2) Serving as an address for post-docs who wish to take part and initiate activities with the PSA and (3) taking an active part at the research symposium organizing committee. In addition to routine assignments, the Vice Chair also performs the duties of the chairman in his absence.

 

I joined the PSA because I felt the necessity of creating common ground among all post-docs. An activity which contributes, in my humble opinion, to high-quality research and provides the post-docs with tools for their future."

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Sibongile Mafu 

Secretary
Plant Biology
psasecretary@ucdavis.edu
Postdoc at UC Davis since February 2015

 

"The events facilitated by the PSA help to develop and cultivate and at the same time its a wonderful opportunity to meet and network with postdocs from all disciplines. This has been very helpful to me for local networking purposes."

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Tun Nyunt

Treasurer
Department of Internal Medicine
psatreasurer@ucdavis.edu

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Essam Abdelfattah

Career Development Chair
Department of Animal Science
psacareerdevelopment@ucdavis.edu
Postdoc at UC Davis since May 2015

"As the career development chair, it is my job to:
-coordinate, plan and execute a yearly career development workshop.
-assist PSA Chair in facilitation of fellowship and scholarship workshops.
-inform the PSA of any interesting postdoc development opportunities on campus, and work alongside the secretary to send this information to the postdocs listserv.

I joined the PSA to be a voice for postdocs in the community and to provide postdocs with opportunities to build their career".

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Danielle John Tan

Relations Officer
Center for Neuroscience
psarelations@ucdavis.edu
Postdoc at UC Davis since January 2016

 

"As the Relations Officer to the PSA it is my job to keep postdocs up to date with what the PSA is doing and how they can take part in the various events and activities we arrange. This includes increasing engagement between the PSA and postdocs via our webpage and various social media channels.

 

I joined the PSA because I believe that together we can enhance and enrich the postdoc experience here at UC Davis."