Santa Cruz Membership Meeting – Taxes for Postdocs @ Sinsheimer Labs, Room 301
Mar 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Come join us on Thursday March 23 for a Postdoc meeting with pizza lunch. Given that it’s “tax season”, we’ll discuss the basics of filing Federal and State taxes, including issues affecting fellows and international scholars. Your peers are also an excellent resource for tax questions and this will be a good opportunity to ask questions and share information.

We will also be discussing our efforts on the topic of Visa and Immigration, and what kinds of support we can ask UC to provide for Postdocs affected by the visa ban. Come and share your ideas!

Lunch will be provided!

Los Angeles Membership Meeting – March for Science Planning @ Biomedical Sciences Research Building (BSRB), Room 154
Mar 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

At this month’s membership meeting we’ll discuss how we can help build the upcoming March for Science in LA on April 22. The March for Science is a national movement that is organizing actions and marches across the country on April 22 in support of science and scientists. Postdocs across the state have been getting involved, and we will discuss what we can do for our local march.

We will also talk about your rights to take political action, including your rights to attend marches and protests (including if you’re on a visa).

Lunch will be provided!

UCLA Happy Hour @ Barney's Beanery
Mar 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for our March Postdoc Union Happy Hour at Barney’s Beanery! Appetizers will be provided; you just cover your beers. Partners and colleagues are welcome.

See you there!


Wen Jiang, Unit Chair
Melissa Agnello, Recording Secretary
Elizabeth Zuniga-Sanchez, Head Steward
Gautam Pulugundla, Head Steward
Allison Sharrow, Head Steward

Santa Cruz – March for Science Sign-making and Happy Hour @ Graduate Student Commons
Apr 12 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
UCLA – March for Science Sign-making Coffee Hour @ Outside tables at The Bombshelter (unless it's raining, in which case we'll be inside)
Apr 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
UCLA – March for Science Sign-making Happy Hour @ UCLA Postdoc Union Office (2nd Floor)
Apr 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Santa Cruz – Postdoc Symposium @ Stevenson Event Center
Apr 21 @ 8:30 am – 6:00 pm

The 2nd Annual UCSC Postdoctoral research symposium will take place on Friday April 21st, 2017 at Stevenson event center, Stevenson College, UCSC from 9:00 a.m. to 6 p.m. Our keynote speakers this year will be Prof. Joanne Engel, MD, PhD from UCSF and Prof. Katherine S. Pollard, PhD from Gladstone Institutes. In addition to our keynote lectures, this symposium will feature a series of 15 minute talks by postdocs, a poster session and a panel discussion. This year, the career panel discussion will be focusing on non-academic careers with experts from various biotech industries. The panel discussion will be followed by poster session and prizes for best talks and posters!

ALL are welcome to attend – the symposium is open to all UCSC members, faculty, Postdocs, graduate students and research scientists.

Postdocs: Please submit your abstracts for talks by Monday 10th April, so that we can schedule you in. All UCSC postdocs are welcome to participate.

Graduate students and Postdocs are welcome to submit an abstract for the poster session.

Abstract submission deadline: Monday 10th April. Registration and abstract submission link:

Los Angeles Membership Meeting – Next Steps After the March for Science @ Biomedical Sciences Research Building (BSRB), Room 154
Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The April 22nd March for Science marks a historic day of action for researchers at UC, and across the country. At our meeting this month, we will be talking about how we can maintain the momentum from the March, build solidarity within the scientific community, and engage the public to help push back against anti-science policies. Bring your creative ideas!

Lunch will be provided!

Los Angeles Membership Meeting – Postdoc Housing @ Biomedical Sciences Research Building, Room 154
May 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Access and affordability of housing is a concern for many, if not all of us. At this month’s membership meeting, we’ll explore the specific housing challenges UC Postdocs face, discuss what options exist at our campus, and talk about how the Postdoc Union can work to increase housing access.

Lunch will be provided

Los Angeles – Steward Training @ Terasaki Life Sciences Building (TLSB) 4100
Jun 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm