Postdoctoral Liaison Committee

Members of CSHL’s Postdoctoral Liaison Committee (PDLC) are elected each year by their peers. They meet regularly with CSHL’s postdoctoral community, leadership, and Scientific Advisory Committee to discuss postdoctoral affairs at CSHL and facilitate communication between postdocs and senior leaders on campus.

photo of CSHL Postdocs at the 2021 retreat
The 2021 Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory postdoc retreat on the Blackford lawn.

Current Members

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Samantha Cyrill

Dos Santos Laboratory

Samantha joined the PDLC in 2022. She is committed to fostering an inclusive and supportive peer community by expanding networking and communication among CSHL postdocs!

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Nikita Francis

Borniger Laboratory

Nikita joined the PDLC as a first-year postdoc in 2020. In addition to communicating postdoctoral affairs to the CSHL administration, she hopes to promote educational workshops, academic and non-academic networking events, outreach events, and social activities in and outside the campus through the PDLC platform. Through these events, she hopes to help build a strong network for the postdocs in CSHL.

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Jason Lynn

Martienssen Laboratory

Jason joined the PDLC in late 2021 with the goal of facilitating social interaction and building community among postdocs at CSHL. He believes that developing connections between postdocs is not only important for professional development but also for mental health. As the current treasurer of the PDLC, Jason intends on utilizing institutional funds to provide opportunities for postdoc social events in a fun and relaxed environment which, in his opinion, is the best way to share ideas and get to know each other.

Former Members

Cristina Aguirre-Chen
Oliver Artz
Sara Ballouz
Leah Banks
Sonali Bhattacharjee
Michael Campbell
Kate Creasey
Daniel Ferrante
Debarati Ghosh
Nick Gladman
Dhananjay Huilgol
Jonathan Ipsaro
Santiago Jaramillo
Keerthi Krishnan
Penelope Lindsay
Grinu Mathew
Saikat Nandi
Dawid Nowak
Michael Regan
Kate Revill
Benjamin Roche
Hillary Schiff
Serif Senturk
Milos Tanurdzic
Prabhadevi Venkataramani
Min Yao
Sophia Zebell