|NPA Announces New Outreach Committee Vice Chair|
July 3, 2012
The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) Board of Directors has recently appointeda new committee leader: Daniel Zwilling, Ph.D., as vice chair of the Outreach Committee.
Zwilling was appointed and began duties in May. He received his Ph.D. from the Max Planck Research School for Molecular Biology. During graduate school, he worked on membrane and organelle fusion in Reinhard Jahn’s lab Max Planck Inst. for biophysical chemistry, Goettingen, Germany. He then accepted a postdoctoral position at the J. David Gladstone Institutes, San Francisco, Calif. In Paul Muchowski’s lab, he investigated the role of the tryptophan degrading Kynurenine Pathway in Alzheimer’s Disease and other neurodegenerative diseases.
During his time at Gladstone, he was heavily involved in improving postdoctoral work conditions as a member of the Gladstone Postdoctoral Advisory Committee (GPAC). As the chair of GPAC, his work was instrumental in designing and implementing the first Mentoring Survey at Gladstone. He has been involved with the NPA since 2010.