Postdoctoral Scholars, Research and Training

Postdoc Training and Research Education

To foster advanced training and community network building, the GPS Office supports postdocs by providing resources and services to advance grantsmanship and scientific writing, trainings in responsible conducts of research, career development seminars, and assistance with other logistics related to your employment and benefits for maximizing your success outcomes. 

Recent Postdoc Highlights in Research and Education

Below are recent accomplishments of our Medical School postdoctoral scholars that we would like to highlight. These accolades represent the talent, motivation and determination of our trainees as they assemble and submit research manuscripts, grant proposals and abstracts for national and international conferences. Collectively, working closely with their faculty mentors, postdocs in the Medical School continue to pave forward new discoveries and uncover novel mechanisms related to health and disease. 


Congratulations to Dr. Victoria Osinski

on being awarded that Ruth L. Kirchstein National Research Service Award through the National Institutes of Health, with the funded proposal entitled: "Determining the functions of LYVE1 on macrophages during autoantibody-induced valve disease". 

Dr. Osinski is training in the laboratory of Dr. Bryce Binstadt, member of the Center for Immunology.

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Postdoctoral Association at the University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota Post-Doctoral Association got its start in Fall 2002, initiated by a small group of postdocs on the Minneapolis campus who were interested in helping to improve conditions for postdocs at this university.

The shared vision that developed out of those early meetings has resulted in a formal organization, open to anyone in the postdoctoral ranks at the U of MN. The U of MN PDA is a channel through which postdocs can express their views to the university administration, and also from which they can find help and proactive support on issues of employment, professional development, and life at this university.

Kristin Hogquist

A Message from the Associate Dean

Postdoctoral Scholars,

It is a welcoming to have you train with us at the University of Minnesota. As a faculty mentor and director of T32 training programs, I sincerely value the importance of training postdoctoral scholars in their next career stage as they prepare for transition into academia or non-academic careers. Furthermore, I recognize the importance of community building and strengthening transferrable skill sets. 

The GPS Office provides resources, services and other support mechanisms for Medical School postdocs, with the goal to enhance recruitment, retention, research education and career development of our trainees


Kris Hogquist, PhD
Associate Dean for Foundational Science and Gender Equity