The Biomedical Postdoctoral Council consists of postdoctoral volunteers from the School of Medicine, the School of Veterinary Science, the School of Dental Medicine, the School of Nursing, the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute, and the Monell Chemical Senses Center. The BPC seeks to foster a sense of community, provide resources for career and personal development, and provide a framework for representation on campus and in the local community for postdoctoral scholars. We also function as a liaison between the postdoctoral community and the Office of Biomedical Postdoctoral Programs (BPP).

What We Do

Join the council!

 As a council member, you have the opportunity to form or change postdoctoral policies and interact with your peers. We welcome the opportunity to induct new members. If you would like further information on becoming a member please contact the council at

2013 Biomedical Postdoctoral Research Symposium
Monday, November 4th, 2013

Registration is now open for the 12th Annual Biomedical Postdoc Research Symposium, featuring a keynote lecture by Dr Bruce Alberts of UCSF. This free event is a great opportunity to network with fellow Penn postdocs. The symposium will feature 8 oral and 75 poster presentations by BPP postdocs. Ten scientific vendors will also have trade tables, with information and giveaways. Free lunch will be provided to the first 200 registered postdoc attendees, and the symposium will be followed by a wine and networking reception. All Penn, CHOP and Wistar affiliated staff, students and faculty are welcome to attend.