Postdocs celebrated for contributions to research

From Sept. 21-25, National Postdoc Appreciation Week recognizes the research knowledge and skills of postdoctoral research fellows.

Postdoctoral fellows are members of multidisciplinary investigative teams and contribute to research on aging and longevity, biochemistry and structural biology, cancer, diabetes, molecular medicine, neuroscience, psychiatry, regenerative medicine and more.

“We believe our fellows are the bedrock of discovery here, they are incredibly smart and hard-working, and they make us all better,” said Robert Hromas, MD, professor and dean of the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine.

There are more than 180 postdoctoral research fellows training alongside more than 180 faculty members at UT Health San Antonio.

“Postdoctoral fellows are the main driver of research and technological development, and they also contribute greatly toward the training and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students. As such, postdocs constitute the core of our scientific enterprise,” said Dr. Patrick Sung, DPhil, who holds the Robert A. Welch Distinguished Chair in Chemistry.

Postdoc training includes obtaining career skills, building a record of accomplishment and establishing professional networks. They are supported by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, which works to enhance the training environment for them and their mentors.

Meet the postdocs at UT Health San Antonio and learn about their research interests and projects.



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