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Career Development team

  • Ying Zhao, Ph.D.

    Ying Zhao, Ph.D.
    Department: Chemistry and Biochemistry
    My research: Epigenetic and genetic regulation in tissue differentiation and disease progression
    Favorite thing about the PDA: Meeting new people and peer outside my department, providing great networking and opportunity to develop skills in teamwork and leadership, etc.
    Favorite quote: "We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope." (Martin Luther King)


  • Heather Dillon, Career and Professional Development Program Manager

    Heather Dillon, Career and Professional Development Program Manager

    Department: Office of Postdoctoral and Research Scholar Affairs
    My research in 12 words or less: Develop, coordinate, and present professional development workshops, programs, and seminars for postdoctoral trainees.
    Favorite thing about the PDA: Working with our talented and dedicated team to enhance the postdoctoral community at UC San Diego by provide opportunities for networking, socializing, and career development.

    Favorite quote: “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” – Maya Angelou