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Medical College of Wisconsin Postdoc Advisory Committee (PAC)

  • The PAC consists of postdocs from MCW and the BRI.
  • The PAC assists the Office of Postdoctoral Education in identifying the needs of postdoctoral fellows by starting initiatives to create a better fellowship experience while at MCW. They plan and execute yearly activities that support postdoc networking and career building. They also draft new policies that enhance the life experience of MCW postdocs.
  • The PAC meets once per month.
  • If you are interested in joining, please contact us at
  • Follow our social media to find out more about past and upcoming events organized by the PAC!
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Postdoc Advisory Committee (PAC) Members


Adam Greenberg, PhD

Associate Dean of Postdoctoral Education, School of Graduate Studies; Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Associate Professor of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences; Director of the Sensory Neuroscience, Attention, and Perception Laboratory


Michelle L. Roberts, MS, PhD

Mentor: Michael E. Widlansky, MD, MPH, FAHA, FACC

Department: Medicine | PAC subcommittee: PAC Co-chair


Sonam Mittal, PhD

Mentor: Dr. Sunila Pradeep

Department: Obstetrics and Gynecology Department | PAC Subcommittee: PAC Secretary


Guru Prasad Sharma, PhD

Mentor: Heather A Himburg, PhD

PAC subcommittee: PAC Co-chair


Gaurav Kumar, PhD

Mentor: Curt D. Sigmund, PhD

PAC subcommittee: Mentoring


Emily Welby, PhD

Mentor: Dr. Allison Ebert, PhD

Department: Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy| PAC Subcommittee: Website Co-Chair, Social Chair


Stephen Hammond, PhD

Mentor: Dr. Andreas Beyer

Department: Medicine | CVC Representative, Awards Co-Chair, Website Design Co-Chair


Daniel Sprague, MD, PhD

Mentor: Dr. Jonathan S. Marchant

Department: Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy | PAC Subcommittee: Awards Co-Chair


Silambarasan Anbumani, PhD

Mentor: Dr. Eric Paulson

Department: Radiation Oncology


Subhajit Giri, PhD

Mentor: Dr. Navonil De Sarkar

Department: Pathology & Cancer Center


Michael Flinn, PhD

Mentor: Caitlin O’Meara, PhD

Department: Physiology


Daria Golosova, MD, PhD

Mentor: Curt D. Sigmund, PhD


Aravind Parthasarathy, PhD

Mentor: Dr. David Zhang

Department: Medicine


Nikola Sekulovski, PhD

Mentor: Kenichiro Taniguchi, PhD


Priyanga Jayakrishnan, PhD

Mentor: Dr. Nikki Lytle

Department: Surgical Oncology


Pelin Ergun, PhD

Mentor: Dr. Nikki Johnston

Department: Department of Otolaryngology


Josh Nord, PhD

Mentor: Brian Smith, PhD

Department: Biochemistry


Erica Marion, PhD

Mentor: Dr. Anna Palatnik

OBGYN Maternal Fetal Medicine


Emily Crain-Castle, MS

Education Program Coordinator II

Former PAC Members

Justine Abais-Battad
Medical College of Georgia

Ryan Adam, PhD

Karima Ait Aissa | View LinkedIn Profile
University of Iowa
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine

Vidhya Arumugam
Senior Manager-Group Lead

Kithikaa Balapattabi, PhD

Ratnashree Biswas, MBBS, MD

Greg Blass | View LinkedIn Profile
Western Kentucky University

Luisa Bohorquez, PhD

Savo Bou Zein Eddine | View LinkedIn Profile
Massachusetts General Hospital
Surgery Resident

Dan Bretl | View LinkedIn Profile
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Assistant Professor

Katarzyna Bronoiwska
StrideBio, Inc.
Senior Scientific Project Manager at Preclinical

John Bukowy | View LinkedIn Profile
Milwaukee School of Engineering
Assistant Professor

Yilang Chen
Medical College of Wisconsin
Assistant Professor

John Dasinger | View LinkedIn Profile
Augusta University
Postdoctoral Fellow

Dusanka Djoric | View LinkedIn Profile
Medical College of Wisconsin
Postdoctoral Fellow, Director of Training for SUPREMES

Lisa Frazer | View LinkedIn Profile
Medical College of Wisconsin
Postdoctoral Fellow

Anjali Geethadevi, PhD

Javier A. Gomez Vargas, PhD

Alyssa Gonzalez, PhD

Chuck Hay, PhD

Daria Ilatovskaya | View LinkedIn Profile
Medical University of South Carolina
Assistant Professor, Division of Nephrology

Kaitlin Johnson, PhD

Rachel Jones Lipinski

Boran Katunaric, MD
Medical College of Wisconsin
Anesthesiology Resident

Christine A. Klemens, PhD

Sushma Kommineni | View LinkedIn Profile
Merck Research Labs-Exploratory Science Center
Associate Principal Scientist

Katie Litts, PhD

Gemma Mcilwaine, PhD

Francie Moehring | View LinkedIn Profile
Boston Strategic Partners
Medical Communications Consultant

Haidy Nasief, PhD | View LinkedIn Profile

Ernest Kwesi Ofori, PhD

Barbara Palkovic, MD

Deepak Parashar, PhD | View LinkedIn Profile

Devi Ramakrishnan
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Ujala Rana | View LinkedIn Profile

Kate Sadler

Kala Schilter | View LinkedIn Profile
Medical College of Wisconsin
Senior Clinical Genomics Analyst

Sarah Schmitt | View LinkedIn Profile

Savitha Sethumadhaven | View LinkedIn Profile
Inventory Manager

Akankshya Shradhanjali

Emily Siebers | View LinkedIn Profile
GE Healthcare
Global Modality Research Manager, X-ray

Janée Terwoord, PhD

Audrey Torcaso | View LinkedIn Profile
Astellas Pharma
Associate Medical Writing Program Manager

Vindhya Udhane | View LinkedIn Profile
Medical College of Wisconsin
Research Scientist I

Pui Kei Wu | View LinkedIn Profile
Medical College of Wisconsin

Gang Xin | View LinkedIn Profile
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Assistant Professor

Moua Yang | View LinkedIn Profile
Harvard University
Postdoctoral Fellow

Mohammad Zarenia, PhD