Stanford's Postdoc population at record high

Just published in the Stanford report is news that the number of post-doctoral researchers currently employed at Stanford is at a record high. As of the start of 2010, 1,754 postdocs are conducting research in various Stanford labs and offices, with two-thirds (1,179) working at the Medical School. Post-doctoral researchers compose a significant proportion of the Stanford community, numbering more individuals than any single undergraduate class.

For more numbers and descriptions of this massive workforce, head on over to the online article.


Astra Bryant

Astra Bryant is a graduate of the Stanford Neuroscience PhD program in the labs of Drs. Eric Knudsen and John Huguenard. She used in vitro slice electrophysiology to study the cellular and synaptic mechanisms linking cholinergic signaling and gamma oscillations – two processes critical for the control of gaze and attention, which are disrupted in many psychiatric disorders. She is a senior editor and the webmaster of the NeuWrite West Neuroblog