NPAW 2016


The 2016 program is brought to you by the USC Office of Postdoctoral AffairsUSC Postdoc Association, and Children’s Hospital – Los Angeles.

Monday, Sept. 19th

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles Postdoc Walkabout & Happy Hour

3 pm at the museum lobby, happy hour from 5-7 pm at The Lab.

Please bring your USC ID. Parking options: museum lot ($12), USC and street parking

Explore Exhibits: Encounter dinosaurs, experience nature, explore our dioramas, marvel at one of the most impressive gem and mineral collections in the world, and discover how Los Angeles came to be. And that’s just the beginning.

Special Exhibition: Discover Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs. Immerse yourself in this interactive exhibition and take off with these prehistoric kinds of the air who ruled the skies during the time dinosaurs dominated the land.

Butterfly Pavilion and Spider Pavilion: Seasonally, you can wander through the changing ecosystem with over 30 species of fluttering butterflies all around you, or witness arachnids up close and personal.

Nature: Stroll through our extensive Nature Gardens and get hands-on in our Nature Lab. The true stories about plants and animals in Los Angeles will surprise you.

Tuesday, Sept. 20

New Postdoc Orientation at UPC, 11 am – 1:30 pm  |  lunch provided, RSVP required  |  location: VKC 260

Wednesday, Sept. 21

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Day trip to Catalina island and USC Wrigley InstituteRSVP Required


  • 7:30AM Depart (port) for Catalina
  • 9:00AM Arrive at Wrigley & Welcome
  • 9:30AM Water activities: guided kayaking and snorkeling
  • 12:00PM BBQ lunch
  • 1:00PM Ridge Walk
  • 1:45PM Touch Tanks
  • 2:30PM Hyperbaric Chamber Tour confirmed
  • 3:30PM Depart WMSC

Thursday, Sept. 22

Lagree fitness party with our very own Dr. Dominique Duncan  |  8 pm start |  Spots are limited, RSVP required

Friday, Sept. 23

New Postdoc Orientation at HSC, 11 am – 1:30 pm, ZNI Herlotz Room 112  |  Lunch provided, RSVP required

Postdoc Happy Hour & Game Night sponsored by CHLA  |  at The Saban Research Institute, 4661 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90027

Meet the USC Postdoctoral Association: Representatives from USC’s Postdoctoral Association and Office of Postdoctoral Affairs will present on how you can get more involved at USC! 4:30 pm at the Auditorium, The Saban Research Building

Happy Hour Game Night! Celebrate the end of the week and get to know your fellow postdocs with some refreshments, fun and games! 5-6 pm at the Anita S. Watson Courtyard, The Saban Research Building


Saturday, Sept. 24

Los Angeles Area Postdoc Griffith Park Hike!

Hike starts at 4 pm, meeting spot: Corner of Los Feliz Blvd and Fern Dell Dr., by the bear or a shaded area nearby.

Postdocs from UCLA, Caltech, and USC will be in attendance. Light refreshments will be provided. The picnic spot will be at the north side of Griffith Observatory.