Pascal Merz

Chemical and Biochemical engineering
Pascal’s research focuses on the Development of GROMACS, a biomolecular simulation program. He loves the outdoors and can often be found skiing, hiking, running or playing soccer. Pascal has put a focus on organizing social networking events during the last two years at PAC. As next president, he wants to continue strengthening the postdoc community and making sure their concerns are heard.

Raquel Salvador

Vice-President and Communications
Raquel studies the biology of the Endoplasmic Reticulum and contacts with other organelles in the cell. She really likes microscopes but she likes even more enjoying the outdoors and meeting people from all over the world. She is excited to help build a great international postdoc network in Boulder.
Laura Macdougall

Laura Macdougall

Chemical and Biological Engineering
Laura’s research focuses on the synthesis and use of dynamic hydrogel materials to understand different cell interactions and pathways. When she is not in the lab, Laura loves hiking the flatirons and cycling around the many cycle paths in Boulder. As secretary she hopes to meet lots of new and current Postdocs at CU Boulder and to help organize events to unify the communities on east and main campus.

Benjamin Nault

Chemistry and CIRES
His research focuses on atmospheric chemistry and pollution in large cities. Benjamin joined PAC to assist in creating and planning activities that would create a community for post docs in Boulder and to be a voice for post docs about their concerns during their stay in Boulder.
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Karen Bailey

Advisory Committee
Karen's research is focused on rural communities in Sub-Saharan African who are dependent on natural resources and heavily impacted by climate change. Karen joined PAC to help build a strong and inclusive Postdoctoral community and support cross-campus engagement and professional development.
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Valeria Barra

Advisory Committee
Computer Science
Valeria's background is in Mathematics with focus on some geometrical and computational aspects. Her interests lie within all sorts of numerical methods and discretization techniques for Scientific Computing. In her undergraduate and Master's studies she was fascinated by Computational Geometry and Computer-Aided Geometric Design techniques with applications in Animation and Computer Graphics. Subsequently, she graduated from the PhD program in Applied Mathematics at NJIT, in May 2018, with a dissertation...