About Us

The purpose of the PDA is to serve the postdoctoral community at UGA, thereby promoting the university’s research and teaching missions.

Our objectives are:

  • To enhance the visibility of postdocs at UGA and at the local, national, and international levels
  • To foster the UGA Postdoctoral community through social interactions
  • To serve as a liason between postdocs and the university administration
  • To advocate for the interests of UGA Postdocs

The University of Georgia PDA is governed by the PDA bylaws, ratified April 2010.

2015-2016 PDA Board Members:

Evelina Basenko – President

Nandakumar Venkatesan – Vice President

Asif Shajahan – Secretary

William Andrew Lancaster – University Council Library Committee Representative

Juliet Nabbuye Sekandi – Treasurer


The PDA provides a unique opportunity for leadership and service for postdocs at UGA. If you are interested in getting involved or have any questions, please contact us at ugapostdocassoc@gmail.com