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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 NursingThe Department of Biology at the School of Arts & SciencesThe Children’s Hospital of PhiladelphiaMonell Chemical Senses CenterSwarthmore 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.

Biomedical Postdoctoral Programs works closely with the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs on issues related to planning and strategy and the two offices co-coordinate and co-sponsor signature events for postdocs such as new postdoc orientations and National Postdoc Appreciation Week.


Maja Bućan 

Associate Dean for Postdoctoral Research Training
Director of Biomedical Postdoctoral Programs 

Key Contacts

Ana-Rita Mayol, PhDAdministrative
Donna CrawleyAcademic Programs
Subin Lee, MHAAdministrative