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Community Engagement team

  • Ariane Pessentheiner, Ph.D. - Co-Vice Chair of Community Engagement

    Ariane Pessentheiner, Ph.D. - Co-Vice Chair of Community Engagement

    apessentheiner@ucsd.edu
    Department: Medicine
    My research in 12 words or less: The role of glycans in metabolic diseases including obesity, diabetes and atherosclerosis.
    Favorite thing about the PDA: The possibility to connect with postdocs on a campus wide basis and to form an interdisciplinary network. Especially, because it is done in such a friendly environment without any pressure.
    Favorite quote: "Even if there are stones placed in your way, you can build something beautiful" - Erich Kaestner (German author).

  • Jacek Cyranka, Ph.D. - Co-Vice Chair of Community Engagement

    Jacek Cyranka, Ph.D. - Co-Vice Chair of Community Engagement

    jcyranka@ucsd.edu 
    Department: Computer Science and Engineering
    My research in 12 words or less: To understand the principles beyond Artificial Intelligence, for example to make neural networks more robust.
    Favorite thing about the PDA: Meeting great people in multi-cultural and and interdisciplinary environment, providing UCSD postdoc society with various social and professional activities.
    Favorite quote: “Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.” ― Richard Feynman