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International Officers
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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:

  • Assist in the development and maintenance of NPA resources for international postdocs.
  • Advocate for the interests of international postdocs training in the United States.
  • Maintain and expand relationships with federal agencies and national organizations that have an interest in international postdoctoral policies.
  • Monitor external policies and developments on international issues of concern to the postdoctoral community.
  • Address public inquiries about the NPA's policies and recommended practices for international postdocs.

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Meet the International Officers

Sudha Krishnamurthy, B.D.S., Ph.D.

International Officer

Sudha Krishnamurthy, B.D.S., Ph.D., is the director of the Office of Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Affairs at the Gladstone Institutes. In this role, she advises on career and professional development, career path education, training, and programs and is involved with the academic affairs of postdoctoral scholars and graduate students. She is a clinician scientist with a dental degree from India, a doctorate in oral health sciences from the University of Michigan, and postdoctoral training from UT MD Anderson Cancer Center. As one of NPA’s International Officers, she hopes to help improve the integration of the international postdoctoral population into the scientific community.

Juliana Vasco-Correa, Ph.D.

International Officer

Juliana Vasco-Correa, Ph.D., is a postdoctoral researcher and Schlumberger fellow in the Biobased Systems Analysis Lab at The Ohio State University. She is originally from Colombia, where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in biological engineering and a master’s degree in food science and technology. Vasco-Correa obtained her doctoral degree in food, agricultural and biological engineering at The Ohio State University with a Fulbright fellowship in 2017, working with lignocellulosic biomass for the production of fuels and chemicals. She has held several leadership positions in her department, campus, and professional societies.