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The UTHealth Houston Office of Postdoctoral Affairs offers Postdoctoral Fellows a starting point for resources and general information. The office serves as an information warehouse and provides an avenue of communication among Postdoctoral Fellows, Faculty, and Administrators on issues related to postdoctoral training. It is the goal of the institution to attract first-rate researchers and provide them with an outstanding Postdoctoral experience.  

Postdoctoral Certificate Training Program

The Postdoctoral Certificate Training Program is designed for all UTHealth Houston Postdoctoral Research Fellows. Offered at no cost, participants receive benefits including a free Recreation Center membership and discounts on several campus and city services. More >  

Meet The Team

Leslie Beckman

Leslie S. Beckman

Leslie Beckman is the Director of the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA).  As the founding administrator of the OPA in October 2005, Leslie has partnered with UTHealth Houston leadership to develop comprehensive policies, procedures, and counseling for postdocs, faculty and administrators.  She developed the UTHealth Houston Postdoctoral Certificate Training Program. As an active member of the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA), Leslie has worked on several committees and in 2014 co-published the first NPA Institutional Policy Report: Supporting and Developing Postdoctoral Scholars


Yasmin Chebara, PhD

Yasmin Chebaro, PhD
Senior Program Manager

Dr. Yasmin Chebaro is a scientist by training with a deep commitment to enhancing science communication skills and fostering career development. Yasmin combines her interests in education and career development by managing the Postdoctoral Certificate Training Program and providing postdocs resources to help them transition into their next role. Notably, Yasmin possesses valuable experience in guiding mentors on effective science communication techniques for their trainees and also teaches a specialized communication skills class tailored for scientists.


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UTHealth Houston
Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
6431 Fannin St
Houston, TX 77030


Telephone: +1 713 500 6612

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