Post Doc Buddy Program

New to DCPDA this year, we are starting our own Buddy Program.  

The idea of this is to connect incoming post docs with current, helping to assist on all things related to becoming a post doc at Dartmouth. We encourage all new post docs to take up the opportunity on having a buddy; we promise we will be of some use!!

Below we list all DCPDA buddies, take a look at their biographies, and reach out to any that you think most closely match your research/interests/background!

Current DCPDA Buddies

Max Kinateder

 I’m a second year postdoc in the Department of Psychology and Brain Sciences. Before coming to Dartmouth, I worked at Brown University and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. My home country is Germany and I have been in the US for almost 5 years now. My research interests are fire evacuation, vision science, augmented and virtual reality and all things associated with that; When I am not in lab, I try to enjoy all the outdoors things the Upper Valley has to offer. Contact Max max.kinateder@dartmouth.edu

 

Lorna Young

I am a 4th year postdoc at Dartmouth, in the Biochemistry and Cell Biology department. My research interests are cancer and cell biology. I moved here from England, following my PhD at Newcastle University. Outside of lab I enjoy the great outdoors, particularly running and cycling, good food and wine, spending time with friends and family, and live music! Contact Lorna lorna.e.young@dartmouth.edu

 

 

Britney Privett

I am a first year postdoc in the Department of Biology (my lab is in the Life Sciences Center). I received my Ph.D. from Dartmouth, and I have been living in the Upper Valley for 6 years now. My research interests include the structure/function relationship of biological macromolecules (proteins) as well as metal homeostasis in plants. Outside of work I enjoy dancing with the Dartmouth Dance Ensemble, attending yoga classes, being outdoors, and spending time with friends and family.Contact Britney Britney.Rose.Privett@dartmouth.edu

 

 

Sarah Katzenell

I’m originally from Israel, and I came to Dartmouth in 2010 for graduate school in the M/I department. In 2016 I graduated and joined a biochemistry lab in the chemistry department. My scientific interests are physiology and cell biology. Outside the lab, I have 2 kids and a husband; we like cooking, eating, all manner of outdoor activities (hiking, canoeing, kayaking, snow-shoeing, camping) and crafts. Contact Sarah sarah.katzenell@dartmouth.edu

Raj Chakrabarti

I am Raj, a second year postdoc in the Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Geisel School of Medicine. Before coming to Dartmouth I did my masters in Biophysics & Molecular Biology and Ph.D in Biochemistry from University of Calcutta, India. My home country is India and I have been in the US for almost 2 years now. I work on actin dynamics and organelle functions in cells; When I am not in lab, I try to enjoy all the outdoors things the Upper Valley has to offer. Contact Raj Rajarshi.Chakrabarti@dartmouth.edu

Emily Weyburne

I’m a second year postdoc in the Molecular Systems Biology department. My field of interest is cancer biology. I completed my PhD at Dartmouth as well, and so have six total years of experience in the Upper Valley area. Outside of lab I enjoy rock climbing, hiking, and yoga. Contact Emily emily.s.weyburne@dartmouth.edu

 

 

 

Luke Stark

I’m a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Sociology at Dartmouth College, and a Fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. Before coming to Dartmouth, I completed my PhD in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University, where I lived for seven years (what a change!). My work focuses on the historical and contemporary intersections of behavioral science and computing, and how these behavioral technologies affect human privacy, emotional expression, and digital labor – and I’m almost always down for an adventure! Contact Luke luke.stark@dartmouth.edu