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Juliana Vasco-Correa and Sudha Krishnamurthy

 

Sudha Krishnamurthy, BDS, PhD, and Juliana Vasco-Correa, PhD, are the new International Officers appointed by the NPA. They are both excited to start working with the NPA leadership team to improve the experience of international postdoctoral scholars in the United States. International postdocs constitute about more than 55 percent of the postdoctoral population in the United States, and they face challenges related to cultural adaptation, immigration requirements, and understanding the United States academic system. The international officers work to address some of these issues, develop resources to facilitate the experiences of international postdocs, and advocate for policies that improve the conditions of postdocs training in the United States. Currently, Krishnamurthy and Vasco-Correa are in the process of updating the resources for international postdocs available in the NPA webpage.

 

International postdocs constitute more than 55 percent of the postdoctoral population in the United States, and they face challenges related to cultural adaptation, immigration requirements, and understanding the United States academic system.

 

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Meet Sudha Krishnamurthy, one of the new NPA International Officers.

Meet Sudha Krishnamurthy

Krishnamurthy is the director of the Office of Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Affairs at the Gladstone Institutes in San Francisco. In this role, she advises on career and professional development, career path education, training, and programs, and is involved with the academic affairs of postdocs and graduate students. She is a clinical scientist with a dental degree from India, and obtained her doctoral degree in oral health sciences from the University of Michigan. She completed her postdoctoral training as an Odyssey Fellow at the University of Texas 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.

 

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Meet Juliana Vasco-Correa, one of the new NPA International Officers

Meet Juliana Vasco-Correa

Vasco-Correa is a postdoc and Schlumberger fellow in the Biobased Systems Analysis Laboratory 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 the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE). As an NPA International Officer, Vasco-Correa wants to advocate for improvement of the training experience of international postdocs.

 

The new International Officers are currently recruiting volunteers interested in working on issues affecting international postdocs. For more information, contact international@nationalpostdoc.org.

 

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