About

We’re a Slack community of Assistant Professors with members around the world, formed to help each other tackle common challenges. We welcome all junior PIs, though our members are mostly in the biomedical sciences and predominantly in North America. See how it all started here.

New PI Slack Advisory Board:
The New PI Slack Advisory Board weighs in on issues concerning membership, organization, and conflict resolution. Members include:

  • Bethany Almeida, Clarkson University (02/2022 – present)
  • Annika Barber, Rutgers New Brunswick (02/2022 – present)
  • Cooper Battle, Willamette University (02/2022 – present)
  • Giulia Bertolin, CNRS (08/2020 – present)
  • Luis Pedro Coelho, Fudan University (08/2020 – present)
  • Tim Davies, Durham University (02/2020 – present)
  • Gautam Dey, EMBL (02/2022 – present)
  • Maria Holland, University of Notre Dame (02/2022 – present)
  • Katharina Maisel, University of Maryland at College Park (02/2022 – present)
  • Siggy Nachtergaele, Yale University (08/2020 – present)
  • Aurijit Sarkar, Fred Wilson School of Pharmacy of High Point University (08/2020 – present)
  • Erin Stephenson, Midwestern University (02/2022 – present)
  • Jeseth Delgado Vela, Howard University (08/2020 – present)

Synergy Czar:
Jessica Henty-Ridilla, Upstate Medical University (08/2020 – present)
If you have an idea or opportunity for collaboration with New PI Slack, please email Jessica at this address.

Featured New PI Organizer:
Dev Majumdar, University of Vermont (07/2021 – present)
Ragothaman Yennamalli, Sastra University (07/2021 – present)

Social Media and Outreach Coordinators:
Dev Majumdar, University of Vermont (2022 – present)
Ragothaman Yennamalli, Sastra University (2022 – present)
Annika Barber, Rutgers New Brunswick (2022 – present)

New PI Slack Seminar Speaker Organizers:
Cooper Battle, Willamette University (02/2019 – present)
Buck Samuel, Baylor College of Medicine (02/2019 – present)
Amelie Stein, University of Copenhagen (02/2019 – present)

Content/resource Czars:
Sujatha Jagannathan, University of Colorado Anschutz (06/2019 – present)

Founder:
Prachee Avasthi, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Administrative Alumni:
Casey Greene, University of Pennsylvania, Board Member (2017 – 2019)
Prachee Avasthi
, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Chief Organizer (2016 – 2020)
Maitreyi Das
, University of Tennessee Knoxville, Board Member (2017 – 2020)
Michael Hoffman
, University of Toronto, Board Member (2017 – 2020)
Irene Gallego Romero, University of Melbourne, Board Member (2019 – 2020) 
Katherine Aird
, Pennsylvania State University, Featured New PI Organizer (2018)
Allyson Sgro
, Boston University, Featured New PI Organizer (2018 – 2021)
Magdalena Grabowska
, Case Western Reserve University, Board Member and Chief Organizer (2017 – 2021)
Michael Baym
, Harvard, Board Member (2019 – 2021)
Svasti Haricharan
, Harvard, Board Member (2020 – 2022)
Jordan Ward, UC Santa Cruz, Board Member (2018 – 2021)
Laura Wiley, University of Colorado, Board Member (2020 – 2021)
Alice Soragni
, University of California Los Angeles, Board Member (2017 – 2022)
Olivia Rissland
, University of Colorado, Board Member (2020 – 2021)
Zeba Wunderlich
, Boston University, Board Member (2020 – 2022)
Joel Boerkel
, UPenn, Board Member (2018 – 2021)