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Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

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Our Mission:

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs supports research fellows in all aspects of their training and development toward independent careers. We collaborate with School of Medicine and University-wide organizations, departments, faculty, and staff to enhance the research, training, wellness, and professional development of postdoctoral scholars and to support their transition to successful careers in academia, industry, government, and other employment sectors.

Welcome New Postdocs! Click Here to Get Started

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the office staff are working remotely, but we are still here for you! Email us at for assistance.

National Postdoc Appreciation week is September 21-25, 2020

In recognition of the significant contributions that postdoctoral fellows make to the advancement of scientific research, the week of September 21-25, 2020 is designated as National Postdoc Appreciation Week. On behalf of the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, we extend our deepest appreciation to all of the hardworking postdoctoral research fellows in the School of Medicine for all you do!

There are a number of virtual events scheduled for National Postdoc Appreciation Week, with links to some of the event listings shown below:

Support for Postdoctoral Fellows

Need Career Counseling? Sign-up for an Online Session!

Due to the university response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are switching our career counseling formats to Zoom, phone, and/or email. We can advise on matters related to your postdoctoral appointment and collaborate with the Professional Development and Career Office (PDCO) to provide career counseling. Contact us to receive assistance with job application materials (perfecting resumes, CVs, cover letters, etc.), job search strategies, and much more. To set up an appointment for virtual career counseling, email us at


News & Events


Postdoc Kudos!

Grace_Muller_KudosCongratulations to Dr. Grace Muller for receiving an American Heart Association Career Development Award. Dr. Muller has been a postdoc in Dr. David Kass's laboratory in the Department of Medicine since 2015, where she investigates the role of the phosphodiesterase type1 (PDE1) protein in cardiac function. In addition to efforts in the lab, Grace led the Johns Hopkins Postdoctoral Association (JHPDA) as a co-president and served as a peer representative for SOM postdoctoral fellows in her department. Dr. Muller will continue her work in the Department of Medicine as an Instructor.
Pictured: Dr. Grace Muller


Our People

Dana Boatman, PhD,

Associate Dean for Postdoctoral Affairs

Megan Sampley Bohn, PhD,

Assistant Director for Postdoctoral Affairs

Cassie Klein, MBA,

Administrator, Postdoctoral Programs

Kimberly Averella,

Senior Credentialing Specialist

Patty Crapanzano,

Senior Administrative Coordinator





Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine - Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

1830 E. Monument Street,
6th Floor Baltimore, MD 21205-2196