Effective July 1, 2018, the Offices of Postdoctoral Affairs and Responsible Research Training were integrated and renamed the Office of Academic Training and Outreach Programs.


The Training Program in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities is an inter-disciplinary program that draws faculty from the Department of Pediatrics, multiple departments in the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the School of Veterinary Medicine. Appointment is competitive, with applications due in early January each year.

February Featured CHOP Postdoc


The February Featured CHOP Postdoc is Francis Ayombil, PhD. Francis is originally from Ghana, West Africa, but received his PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Vermont. Currently, Francis works under the mentorship of Rodney M. Camire, PhD.

April Featured CHOP Postdoc

The April Featured CHOP Postdoc is Michael Gonzalez, PhD. Michael is originally from Los Angeles, California, and he received his PhD from Washington State University. Currently, Michael works under the mentorships of Hakon Hakonarson, MD, PhD, and David Sherry, MD.

May Featured CHOP Postdoc

The May Featured CHOP Postdoc is Nathan Roy, PhD. Nathan is originally from "Live Free or Die" New Hampshire, and he received his PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology from University of Vermont. Currently, Nathan works under the mentorships of Janis Burkhardt, PhD.