Society of Postdoctoral Scholars
Prof. Moore and several postdocs in the Moore group are actively involved in UIUC’s Society of Postdoctoral Scholars (SOPS). Former postdoc Susan Odom, now Assistant Professor at University of Kentucky, was the founding member in 2008.
Current participants in the organization now also include Charles Diesendruck, Bora Inci, Pin-Nan Cheng and Nagarjuna Gavvalapalli. Susan and another former postdoc Aaron Esser-Kahn, now Assistant Professor at University of California at Irvine, co-organized the University of Illinois' first Postdoctoral Research Symposium in January 2011. The symposium featured 15 oral presentations and over 25 poster presentations by postdoctoral researchers around Illinois campus.
SOPS hosts a range of social and professional development activities. For a social outlet, SOPS organizers coordinate pub nights in Urbana and Champaign and group participation in events such as Taste of Champaign. For professional development, Susan and Aaron EK co-organized the University of Illinois' First Postdoctoral Research Symposium in January 2011. The symposium featured 15 oral presentations and over 25 poster presentations by postdoctoral researchers around Illinois' campus. Pictured to the right are (L-R) Aaron Esser-Kahn and Susan Odom standing in front of the winning poster for "Best Poster Award" which Aaron co-authored.
See sops.beckman.illinois.edu for upcoming events and links to useful information for postdoctoral researchers and graduate students.