Noah Weisleder, associate professor of physiology and cell biology at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, has been named director of Ohio State’s newly created Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, effective July 17, 2017. The office, a partnership between the Graduate School and the Office of Research, will serve as a central resource for Ohio State’s postdoctoral researchers.
Weisleder will shape the strategic vision for the office and be an advocate for the more than 675 postdoctoral researchers at Ohio State. He will work to advance postdoctoral training and will maintain close relationships with college deans, department chairs and faculty to enhance that training. He will implement programs and events to enrich the postdoctoral experience at Ohio State and will help prepare Ohio State postdocs for successful research careers in academia, industry, government and other employment sectors.
Weisleder is extremely well qualified to take on this new role. He conducted his postdoctoral studies at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then joined the faculty there as an assistant professor of physiology and biophysics. He began his career at Ohio State in 2012 as an associate professor of physiology and cell biology. In 2015, he was named director of graduate studies at the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center where he was responsible for developing engagement activities for graduate students in the Department of Physiology and Cell Biology. In 2016, he received the inaugural Mentor of the Year Award from the university. He has had numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals and is an inventor on nine U.S. patents and several international patents.
Weisleder received his BS in biotechnology and molecular biology from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and his PhD in cell biology from Baylor College of Medicine.