The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs supports postdoctoral researchers in all aspects of their training and development toward independent careers. We collaborate with JHU-JHMI organizations, departments, faculty, and staff to enhance the research, training, wellness, and professional development of postdocs and to support their transition to successful careers in academia, industry, government, and other sectors.

National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW) is September 18-22nd 2023. We take this opportunity to express our gratitude to all postdoctoral researchers working in the School of Medicine and to celebrate all of the amazing contributions that our postdocs make to research and discovery.

Quick Links: 

Postdoc Kudos | IDP (Individual Development Plans) | Open Fellowship Positions

To request an appointment, please submit an appointment request. If this is an urgent issue or you need other information, please contact the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs directly at [email protected]

Welcome, New Postdocs!

View information on policies, processes, and resources for starting your research fellowship at Johns Hopkins.

News & Upcoming Events

  • Hold the date! The next Advanced K-Award Grant Writing virtual workshop is scheduled for December 13th. For more information and to register, see here.
  • Reminder, all School of Medicine personnel are required to receive the flu vaccination by/before Friday Nov 17th. More information about exemption requests, vaccine locations, and documentation is available through the  Vaccine Management System (VMS).
  • National Postdoc Appreciation Week is September 18-22 2023. For a list events hosted by JHPDA and co-sponsored by the office of postdoctoral affairs see here.
  • New Research Postdoctoral Fellow Orientation, October 6, 2023. More information will be emailed to all new research postdoctoral fellows.
  • New! The Office of Research Administration will now accept grant applications where Postdoctoral Researchers serve in the role of Principal Investigator when eligibility criteria are met. For more information see here.
  • Reminder that the enrollment and waiver deadline for the JHU Student/Learner Health Insurance Plan is September 15, 2023. 
    Academic Health Plans, Phone: 855.423.1678, Website:, Help:
    JHU Central Student/Learner Benefits Team [email protected][email protected][email protected]
  • Virtual Workshop on Sept 7th for International Med Grads Applying to Residency with featured speaker Dr. Marquita Genies. For more information and to register see here.
  • Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program call for applications (deadline October 13, 2023). More information.
  • Professional Development and Career Office listing of events for September 2023.
  • Overview and Reference Guide to 2023-2024 Benefits for JHU Postdocs. The new JHU Health Insurance Enrollment and Waiver Website is now open.

Upcoming Funding Opportunities

More News & Events

Monthly Postdoc Kudos!

Each month we feature recent SOM postdoc accomplishments, such as high impact papers, awards, and grants! Do you know a postdoc (yourself included) who should be featured? Email us to include them in next month's kudos at [email protected]

2023 Research Accelerator Award Winners

Dr. Joanna Konopka, Department of Neuroscience

Project: Identification of chemosensory receptors in Anopheles mosquito leg tarsi guiding sex-specific behaviors
Faculty PI: Dr. Christopher Potter

Dr. Joanna Konopka

Dr. Angelica Cruz Lebron, Department of Pathology

Project: Investigating prostatic fluid extracellular vesicles cargo in prostate cancer
Faculty PI: Dr. Karen Sfanos

Dr. Angelica Cruz Lebron

Dr. Leah Elias, Department of Neuroscience

Project: Identify the circuits and molecular mechanisms by which the brain senses and encodes sleep pressure
Faculty PI: Dr. Seth Blackshaw

Dr. Leah Elias

Dr. Leda Restrepo Cardona, Department of Genetic Medicine

Project: Epigenetic determinants insights into the role of the long non-coding RNA Meg3 in the pathogenesis of aortic aneurysm
Faculty PI: Dr. Elena Gallo MacFarland

Dr. Leda Restrepo Cardona

Dr. Chi-Ju Kim, Department of Urology

Project: The discovery of therapy resistance-mediating extracellular vesicles
Faculty PI: Dr. Kenneth Pienta

Dr. Chi-Ju Kim

Dr. Nanami Senoo, Department of Physiology

Project: Elucidation of the pathology of Barth syndrome cardiomyopathy
Faculty PI: Dr. Steven Claypool

Dr. Nanami Senoo

Dr. Shuai Wu, Department of Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry

Project: Structural basis for the inhibition of full-length cGAS by di-nucleosomes
Faculty PI: Dr. Jungsan Sohn

Dr. Shuai Wu

Dr. Sowmya Ramesh, Department of Pathology, Division of Surgical Pathology

Project: Non-opioid Analgesic Lipid Nanoparticles to alleviate Osteosarcoma Disease Progression
Faculty PI: Dr. Aaron James

Dr. Sowmya Ramesh

Grants and Fellowships for Postdocs

See resources for postdoctoral funding opportunities and limited submission grant opportunities.

Need Career Counseling? The Professional Development and Career Office (PDCO) offers assistance with CV reviews, interviewing strategies, job applications, and more. Appointments are made through handshake.

Related: PDCO | JHPDA

Our Team

Dana Boatman, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Postdoctoral Affairs

Emma Ey
Sr. Administrative Coordinator, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

Cassie Klein, M.B.A.
Administrator, Graduate Medical Education & Postdoctoral Programs

Kimberly Averella
Senior Credentialing Specialist, Office of the Registrar

Patty Crapanzano
Senior Administrative Coordinator, GME and Postdoctoral Programs

Marquita Genies, M.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education and Postdoctoral Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.  

Ed Hsu, M.D.
Director of Postdoctoral Advising



Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
1830 E. Monument Street, 6th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21205-2196
[email protected]