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PROMISE Postdocs

Our PROMISE Postdocs come from UMBC, UMB, and UMCP. In addition, through our events and activities, we host postdocs from the National Institutes of Health and the Army Research Lab.

2009 Postdocs

Dr. T. Sean Vasitis
University of Maryland School of Medicine,
Department of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics,

Ph.D. - Pharmacology -
University of Maryland Baltimore

Dr. Jocelyn Reader
Greenebaum Cancer Center

Ph.D. - Human Genetics-
University of Maryland Baltimore

Dr. Elaine Lalanne (Lead)

Center for Advanced Studies in Photonics Research (CASPR)

Ph.D. - Physics - New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)

Dr. Idalis Villanueva
NIH - Neurobiology
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Ph.D. - Chemical Engineering - University of Colorado Boulder

Dr. JaMaine Davis

NIH - National Cancer Institute

Ph.D. - Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics -
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Dr. Laura Dykes
Mechanical Engineering
Engineering Education (Spence Group)

Ph.D. Chemical Engineering - Northwestern University

Dr. Josh Jones
Computer Science

MAPLE Lab - Multi-Agent Planning and Learning (DesJardins)

Ph.D. - Georgia Institute of Technology

Dr. Laura Zavala
Computer Science

MAPLE Lab - Multi-Agent Planning and Learning (DesJardins)

Ph.D. - University of South Carolina

Dr. Eric Adles


Army Research Lab

Ph.D. - North Carolina State University

Coming soon ...

Ruben Delgado

UMBC Atmospheric Lidar Group, Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology (JCET)

Ph.D. (expected 2009) University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras

PROMISE Maryland's AGEP is expanding to include Postdocs! Thank you to UMB PROMISE for designating the first PROMISE Postdoc Peer Mentors during the 2008-2009 year: Dr. T. Sean Vasaitis and Dr. Jocelyn Reader. Dr. Elaine Lalanne, now a Research Associate having finished her postdoc at UMBC, is working with our lead institution on initiatives for postdocs.  We also thank affiliates who are doing postdocs in other locations but partner with UMBC and have participated in events on campus.

Events Fall 2009

Fall Opening Meeting at UMBC: Friday, Sept. 25, 2009, PUP 206, 4:30 PM
Postdoc Committee Meeting: October 9, 2009, PUP 105, 3:30 PM
UMBC Postdoc Networking Lunch: Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2009, Skylight Room, 11:30 AM

Next Event:

PROMISE Fall Harvest, UM College Park.
There will be two sections for Postdocs.

Please plan to join us for the annual PROMISE Fall Harvest
(Pre-Thanksgiving) Dinner! This is always a great event. Delicious food
(turkey, cakes, pies, etc.), good conversation, and great opportunities to
connect with one another! Families are invited, however, you must R.S.V.P.
by registering (see below).

Location: Colony Ballroom, Stamp Student Union (#044)
Directions: http://www.union.umd.edu/visitorInfo/directions.shtml (
http://www.cvs.umd.edu/downloads/2009fallmap.pdf )
Parking: Please park in Lot 1, or Z. No parking pass required after 4 p.m.

RSVP/REGISTRATION: http://tinyurl.com/yjea6r7

Coming Soon ...

Grant Proposal Writing: A seminar for Grad Students & Postdocs
Part of the Professors-in-Training (PROF-it) 2009-2010 Seminar Series

Friday, February 12, 2010
12 noon - 2 PM
UMBC Commons 331

Dr. Ralph Pollack, professor of Chemistry and former director of the Chemistry-Biology Interface program at UMBC will facilitate a grant writing program for grad students and postdocs.

Dr. Pollack is also a part of PKAL:

This session is co-sponsored by PROMISE: Maryland's AGEP and IGERT

Nov 9, 2009, 12:30 PM