Are you interested in doing a PhD in the life sciences but want more research experience and professional development to be successful in grad school? PREP@UGA may be a fit for you!
PREP@UGA (https://prep.uga.edu/) is an NIH-funded post-baccalaureate research education program that aims to support students from under-served and under-represented backgrounds in gaining additional research experience and transitioning to and succeeding in life science doctoral programs. The research focuses of our program include infectious diseases, virology, immunology, and vaccine development as well as biochemistry, especially the role of carbohydrates in infections and immunity. During this one year program, PREP@UGA Scholars dedicate ~75% of their time to doing research and ~25% of their time on professional development (e.g., improving skills in critical analysis of science research papers, writing fellowship and graduate applications, presenting research), all while earning a salary similar to starting graduate students.