Postdoctoral Scholars Advisory Council (PSAC) is a council of administrators, faculty, and postdoctoral scholars that meets quarterly to discuss important issues relevant to postdoctoral life at UCLA. Every fall, faculty, administrators, and postdoctoral scholars are invited to serve on the Council for a term of one academic year. The Standing Members of PSAC are:


  • Co-Chair – Renate Lux, Associate Dean, Division of Graduate Education
  • Co-Chair – Daniel Wong, Assistant Dean, Division of Graduate Education
  • Iriss Brion, Principal Admin Analyst in Semel/Resnick
  • Gregory Payne, Associate Dean and Professor of Biological Chemistry
  • Lynn Talton, Director, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, School of Medicine
  • Elaine Hsiao, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, & Molecular Genetics
  • Francesca Gacho, Coordinator of Postdoctoral Scholar and Graduate Student Professional Development, Division of Graduate Education
  • Chair of the Postdoctoral Association (PDA) at UCLA
  • Postdoctoral Scholar Representative
Information on this website regarding postdoctoral scholar benefits are based on the previous UAW Bargaining Contract [ratified on 10/17/16]. For the most current information, please refer to the recently ratified contract: