Peer Mentoring

Badger Buddies Basics

Badger Buddies is a peer mentorship program designed for new postdocs. We are currently revamping the program and will have new information soon!

Badger Buddies Mentors

We are recruiting new Badger Buddies Postdoc Mentors and will update you soon!

Badger Buddies History

The Badger Buddies Peer Mentoring program for postdocs was originally conceived in 2013 by Chris Konop, a postdoc at UW-Madison. The program is currently undergoing a major overhaul and we’re excited to share more information about the new program soon!

Badger Buddies Alumni

The UWPA would like to thank all postdocs who have volunteered to be mentors in the Badger Buddies program. Below are alumni of the Badger Buddies program who have devoted their time and effort to enhancing and supporting the postdoc community at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

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  • Hector Burgos-Robles, Ph.D.
  • Sanath Janaka, Ph.D.
  • Kaitlin Davis, Ph.D.
  • Daniel Z. Radecki, Ph.D.
  • Alireza Ousati Ashtiani, Ph.D.
  • Sebastian Bauer, Ph.D.
  • Taehee Kim, Ph.D.
  • Shane McMahon, Ph.D.
  • Jay Mishra, Ph.D.
  • Gina Galleo, Ph.D.
  • Ashley Kates, Ph.D.
  • Marco La Manna, Ph.D.
  • Teal Potter, Ph.D.


  • Hector Burgos-Robles, Ph.D.
  • Kaitlin Davis, Ph.D.
  • Daniel Z. Radecki, Ph.D.
  • Liza Chang, Ph.D.


  • Liza Chang, Ph.D., chair
  • Alyssa Adams, Ph.D.
  • Jess Kelliher, Ph.D.
  • Shalini Lal, Ph.D.
  • Daniel Z. Radecki, Ph.D.