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.

Chief Organizer:
Magda Grabowska, Case Western Reserve University (04/2020 – present)

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

Michael Baym
, Harvard Medical School (02/2019 – present) 
Giulia Bertolin, French Center for Scientific Research (08/2020 – present)
Joel Boerckel
, University of Pennsylvania (04/2020 – present)
Luis Pedro Coelho, Fudan University (08/2020 – present)
Svasti Haricharan
, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (08/2020 – present)
Siggy Nachtergaele
, Yale University (08/2020 – present)
Olivia Rissland,
University of Colorado (08/2020 – present)
Aurijit Sarkar, Fred Wilson School of Pharmacy (08/2020 – present)
Alice Soragni
, University of California Los Angeles (07/2017 – present)
Greg Szeto, Allen Institute for Immunology (07/2017 – present)
Jeseth Delgado Vela, Howard University (08/2020 – present)
Jordan Ward
, University of California Santa Cruz (02/2019 – present) 
Laura Wiley, University of Colorado (08/2020 – present)
Zeba Wunderlich
, University of California Irvine (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:
Joel Boerckel, University of Pennsylvania (02/2019 – present)
Allyson Sgro, Boston University (02/2019 – 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 and Consultant:
Prachee Avasthi, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Administrative Alumni:
Casey Greene, University of Pennsylvania, Board Member (07/2017 – 02/2019)
Prachee Avasthi
, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Chief Organizer (07/2016 – 03/2020)
Maitreyi Das
, University of Tennessee Knoxville, Board Member (07/2017 – 07/2020)
Michael Hoffman
, University of Toronto, Board Member (07/2017 – 07/2020)
Irene Gallego Romero, University of Melbourne, Board Member (02/2019 – 12/2020) 
Katherine Aird
, Pennsylvania State University, Featured New PI Organizer (01/2018 – 11/2018)
Allyson Sgro
, Boston University, Featured New PI Organizer (12/2018 – 07/2021)