Tracy Costello, PhD
Tracy Costello, chair of the Board of Directors of the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) and director of the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs at Moffitt Cancer Center, is passionate about improving the postdoctoral experience. She earned her doctorate, funded in part by an R25 predoctoral fellowship in cancer prevention, from the MD Anderson UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in biomathematics and biostatistics, and human and molecular genetics. During her postdoctoral training at MD Anderson Cancer Center, she additionally served as chair of her local postdoctoral association and on the NPA Board of Directors, and subsequently transitioned to staff positions in academia and industry. She returned to MD Anderson in 2012 to expand the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and was recruited to Moffitt Cancer Center in 2017 to create a new office. She has provided career development workshops for the American Heart Association, the Texas Medical Center’s Annual Postdoctoral Career Symposium, and various universities, as well as served on study sections for NIH and NSF.