Society of research fellows A community of early-career researchers

The Society of Research Fellows at The Wertheim UF Scripps Institute is dedicated to enhancing the professional, academic and social lives of postdoctoral associates within our campus community.

Scientific poster and lecture showcase

Research Fest

Each year, the Society of Research Fellows at The Wertheim UF Scripps Institute hosts Research Fest. It's a scientific symposium, poster session and vendor showcase. This year's event takes place on Friday, May 10. Click the link for details.

About Us

We are a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization whose goal is to enhance the professional, academic and social lives of postdoctoral associates within the campus community. In part, we strive to achieve these goals through organizing various professional and social events. These events are designed to provide a networking platform for career development and to foster a sense of community among the diverse set of postdocs at The Wertheim UF Scripps Institute. Our objectives are to: facilitate communication and collaboration between postdocs and faculty; promote the education and exposure of postdocs to the multitude of PhD career prospects; support postdocs in their professional development, and foster the development of a social environment conducive towards an optimal research training experience

SRF was founded on the Jupiter campus in 2007 to serve the needs of the ever-increasing pool of postdocs in Jupiter. All postdoctoral associates are encouraged to get involved in SRF by attending our monthly meeting, typically held the third Thursday of each month. Please read the SRF constitution for additional information.

To join SRF, please contact Rosie Albarran-Zeckler, Ph.D. and ask to be added to our listserv, so you may receive updates on events and more.

Notice: Campus interest groups are independent entities and are not official units of UF Scripps. Therefore, UF Scripps is not responsible for the acts or omissions of or views and opinions expressed by campus interest groups and/or any members/persons acting on behalf of the groups.

Executive Committee

The Society of Research Fellows is governed and managed by our Executive Committee, all of whom are volunteer members of our postdoctoral associate community. Our leaders participate in setting both the strategic and long-term vision of SRF while also managing the day-to-day operational activities of the organization.

  • Jenna Wingfield, President
  • Lukas Lauterbach, Vice President
  • Amit Bhowmik, ResearchFest Coordinator
  • Jacob Rowe, Vendor Show Coordinator
  • Hayley Green, Social Co-Chair
  • Kevin Knight, Social Co-Chair
  • Rosie Albarran-Zeckler, Liaison, Career and Postdoctoral Services
  • Our Events

    Happy Hours
    SRF and the Graduate Student Association hold a monthly happy hour, typically held on the third Friday of the month. We welcome you to join this hosted event to connect and network with members of our scientific community.

    General Meetings
    The SRF holds monthly General Meetings, which typically occur the second Thursday of each month at 12 p.m. (room B159). Attendees of these informative meetings learn about upcoming SRF events and activities and hear from various speakers addressing a wide range of topics from trends in research to professional development workshops.

    Stay Connected
    Please look out for emails sent from to learn about updates of upcoming professional development and social events.