Postdoc Recruitment Virtual Open House

Fellowship Funding
Prebys Center postdoctoral fellos

Date and time

May 13, 2024

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM PT


Virtual Online

The Postdoc Recruitment Virtual Open House took place on Monday, May 13, 2024. See below for the video recorded presentations.


About the open house

Sanford Burnham Prebys regularly holds Open House events to offer prospective postdocs an opportunity to meet our scientists and learn more about the outstanding training opportunities at our Institute.

As an Open House participant, you will hear from Sanford Burnham Prebys’s scientific leaders about the cutting-edge research in their labs, as well as have an opportunity to meet 1:1 with potential postdoctoral training mentors. You will also hear from current postdocs about their training experiences and opportunities to get involved with the postdoc association or other leadership roles. Finally, the Office of Education, Training, & International Services will invite you to learn about the vast array of career and professional development seminars and workshops available to Sanford Burnham Prebys postdocs.


About funding opportunities, core facilities and resources, postdoc training programs, and the postdoc training environment.

Why at Sanford Burnham Prebys?

  • World-class collaborative research
  • Ranked in the top 1%, among 2,962 institutions worldwide across all fields of research over the past 10 years
  • 44 years as a NCI-designated Cancer Center
  • C3 member: alliance of three local NCI-designated Cancer Centers
  • One of the most comprehensive drug discovery center in the not for profit world
  • Emerging center of data science and computational biology
  • Cutting edge shared technical cores in spatial omics, FACS, proteomics
  • Track record of collaborative translational science to develop therapeutics

Why consider a scientific career in San Diego?

  • 3rd largest life science market in US
  • 1300 biotech, pharma and life science companies
  • $2b in venture capital for San Diego biotech early 2021
  • $995m in NIH funding to San Diego research institutes and universities in 2020
  • Home of top-rated Academic Research Institutions including Sanford Burnham Prebys, Salk, UC San Diego and Scripps

Watch the 2024 Postdoc Recruitment Virtual Open House


Agenda and Links to Video Recordings

Monday, May 13 Postdoc Recruitment Virtual Open House
10 – 10:10 am Welcoming Remarks
Professor Linda Bradley, Ph.D.
Faculty Advisor for Postdoc Training
10:10 – 10:20 am Shared Resources
Craig Hauser, Ph.D.
Vice President for Scientific Resources
10:20 – 10:30 am Conrad Prebys Center for Chemical Genomics
Michael Jackson, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, Conrad Prebys Center for Chemical Genomics
10:30 – 10:50 am

Postdoctoral Funding Opportunities

Nathan Shock Center Pilot Grants
Professor Alessandra Sacco, Ph.D.
Dean, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Fishman Fund Awards
Professor Emerita Barbara Ranscht, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Program Advancement, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

10:50 – 11:10 am BREAK
11:10 – 11:20 am Postdoctoral Community
Aaron Havas, Ph.D.
Staff Scientist, 
Cristiana Dondi, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
11:20 – 11:30 am Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB)
Lauren Mitchell
Program Manager, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging
11:30 – 11:40 am Leadership Development Programs
Diane Klotz, Ph.D.
Chief Learning Officer and Director of the Office of Education, Training, and International Services
11:40 – 11:50 am Career & Professional Development Programs
Nisha Cavanaugh, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Career Development and Postdoctoral Programs
11:50 am – 12:05 pm International Services
Mitchell Furumoto
Manager, International Services
Susie Bolor
Senior International Advisor
12:05 – 12:50 pm BREAK
12:50 – 1 pm NCI-designated Cancer Center
Professor Kevin Yip, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Training and Education, NCI-Designated Cancer Center
1 – 1:45 pm Panel of Current Postdocs
1:45 – 2:15 pm BREAK
2:15 – 3 pm Panel of Postdoc Alumni
3 – 4 pm Q&A