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Provost's Advisory Committee on Postdoctoral Affairs

The Provost’s Advisory Committee on Postdoctoral Affairs (PACPA) considers and recommends university policy with regard to the welfare, status, compensation, benefits, professional development, and terms of appointment of Postdoctoral Scholars at Stanford University, including the School of Medicine and SLAC.  The Committee meets four times during the academic year and is comprised of faculty members, senior administrators and the SURPAS co-chairs.  The committee reports to the Vice Provost for Graduate Education.


Provost’s Advisory Committee on Postdoctoral Affairs Membership:

Martha Cyert, Chair

Professor, Biology

Sofie Kleppner
(ex officio)

Associate Dean for Postdoctoral Affairs

William Talbot
(ex officio)

School of Medicine Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs, Professor of Developmental Biology, and Catherine R. Kennedy & Daniel L. Grossman Fellow in Human Biology at Stanford University

Nicole Ardoin

Assistant Professor of Education and Center Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment
Manuel Ricardo Amieva Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases) and of Microbiology and Immunology
John Bender Jean G. & Morris M. Doyle Professor in Interdisciplinary Studies

John Boothroyd

Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

Gordon Brown, Jr.

Professor, Geology, and by courtesy, of Chemical Engineering and Photon Science

Justin Du Bois 

Associate Professor, Chemistry

Robyn Wright Dunbar Associate Dean for Educational Affairs, School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences

Sally Gressens 

Assistant Dean, School of Engineering

Britt Hedman  

Professor, SLAC and Deputy Director of SSRL

Sarah Heilshorn

Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and, by courtesy, of Chemical Engineering and of Bioeng

Bruce Macintosh Professor of Physics

Sylvia Plevritis

Professor of Radiology (General Radiology) and of Biomedical Data Science

Rania Sanford

Assistant Vice Provost & Director of Programs for the Office of Faculty Diversity and Development

Peter Sarnow Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

Jan Skotheim

Assistant Professor of Biology and, by courtesy, of Chemical and Systems Biology

Alfred Spormann

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, of Chemical Engineering and, by courtesy, of Biology

Anne Villeneuve

Professor of Developmental Biology and of Genetics

Tom Wasow

Clarence Irving Lewis Professor in Philosophy and Professor of Linguistics, Emeritus

Lise Marie Christelle Retailleau
(ex officio)

Postdoctoral Scholar
Co-Chair, Stanford University Postdoctoral Association

Ioana Marin
(ex officio)

Postdoctoral Scholar
Co-Chair, Stanford University Postdoctoral Association

Committee Staff:  Shannon Monahan, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs