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MU Postdoctoral Association (MUPA)

MUPA’s mission is to foster professional development and social interaction to provide community and a collective voice; and to liaison between postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and administration.
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MUPA Board Members

MUPA Bill of Rights

The MU Postdoctoral Association created a Bill of Rights to outline how the condition of Postdoctoral Fellows can be maintained and improved.
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National Postdoc Appreciation Week

2020 Schedule of Events

Graphical Abstract Directory

FIRST PLACE – $75 + 1 year membership to Biorender Tibial Bone Quality in Former Bariatric Surgery Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis
Breanne Baker
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

SECOND PLACE – (we had a  2-way tie for second) – $50 The Timing and Tempo of the Skeletal Maturational Spurt is Independent of Racial or Ethnic Background
Melanie Boeyer
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

SECOND PLACE – (we had a  2-way tie for second) – $50 How do adult children experience uncertainty in communication with their parents about COVID-19?
Rachel Hernandez
Health Communication
Department of Communication

ACL graph source influences fibroblast metabolic response to tension load in vitro
Sebastian Cardona Ramirez
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Endothelial stem cells repair Islet vasculature and sustain beta cell formation leading to recovery from type 1 diabetes
Tobechukwu Ukah
Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology


MU Postdoctoral Association’s Travel Grant Application

MUPA Travel Awards – Call for Applications

Every year the MU Postdoctoral Association allocates special funds to help support postdoc attendance at conferences during their time at MU. We are happy to announce that applications for MU Postdoctoral Association Travel Awards for Spring 2022 are now open.

We strongly encourage all postdocs to apply for this award. Post-docs may receive up to $300 towards costs (limited to registration fees, lodging, and poster printing) for any Meeting/Conference and/or training program taking place from January 1st, 2022 to April 30th, 2022.

We particularly encourage postdocs who have not yet received an award from MU Postdoctoral Association, as well as those who are presenting work done whilst at Mizzou.

If you wish to apply, please review the Travel Award Instructions,  complete the application package, and return it to

The submission deadline is 5 PM, March 1, 2022. 

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