The NPA is committed to addressing the issues and special needs of the International Postdoc community. To assist in this effort, the NPA created the position of International Officer. The International Officer is the primary resource and expert advisor for the NPA Board of Directors, the staff, and committees. If you have interest in immigration policy, tax law, visa issues, or other matters affecting international postdocs, please contact the International Officers.
The specific responsibilities of the NPA International Officer include the following:
Meet the International Officer
Ian Brooks, Ph.D.
Ian Brooks, Ph.D., received his Ph.D. in Biology from Penn State University in 2003 and his B.S. in Animal Physiology from The University of Leicester, United Kingdom. He did postdoctoral training at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), Memphis, TN. He was inaugural president of the UTHSC Postdoc Association (2007) and a member of the Board of Directors of the NPA (2008-10), during which he served as Oversight Officer and Chair of the Oversight Committee. In 2008 he left bench science and refocused his career in academic research administration, reaching the position of Director in 2012.