Biomedical Postdoctoral Programs

  • 2022 BPC Symposium Art In Science Award Winner! “ Imaging life on a conveyor belt" by Bethan Wallbank, Ph.D.

  • 2020-2021 BPC Symposium Art In Science Award Winner! Role of skeletal muscle insulin signaling in NMJ remodeling by Natasha Jaiswal, Ph.D.

  • 2019 BPC Symposium Art In Science Award Winner! Clot contraction drives structural redistribution of platelets, fibrin and red blood cells through energy minimization by Dr. Valerie Tutwiler.

Welcome to Biomedical Postdoctoral Programs

The University of Pennsylvania has long been recognized for its belief in the importance of education and its pursuit of excellence. The office of Biomedical Postdoctoral Programs (BPP) works to uphold this tradition by providing biomedical postdocs in the Perelman School of MedicineSchool of Veterinary MedicineSchool of Dental MedicineSchool of Nursing, The Department of Biology at the School of Arts & Sciences, The Children's Hospital of PhiladelphiaMonell Chemical Senses Center, Swarthmore College and The Wistar Institute with the highest quality training in and outside of the labs. From its first-rate programming series to its emphasis on career development as well as personal development, BPP works to enhance the life of biomedical postdocs. In addition, BPP provides administrative support to both mentors and postdoctoral appointees so that the latter can focus on research training and professional development.

New Policy for Postdoctoral Trainees

During the last academic year, the Penn community engaged in an examination of the Policy for Postdoctoral Trainees to determine if changes were warranted. One motivating factor was the lack of a grievance process for the Postdocs. The new policy was posted in the Almanac on June 21, 2022 ( Please, review the new policy and the memo from Dawn Bonnell, Senior Vice Provost for Research outlining major changes. If you need more information, please contact Ana-Rita Mayol, BPP Administrative Director at or


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