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Faculty Mentors

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Program Requirements

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Applications for the 2024-2025 program year are Closed! 

The University of Georgia (UGA) is home to a thriving community of life science researchers conducting cutting-edge research in a variety of fields, including Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Cellular Biology, Ecology, Environmental Health, Genetics, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Pharmacy, and Population Health.


PREP@UGA is a National Institutes of Health-funded, year-long research and professional development program that provides an avenue for post-baccalaureate students to join the UGA life science research community.


PREP@UGA complements the university’s undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral research education and training programs by supporting students from under-served and under-represented backgrounds in gaining additional research experience and transitioning to and succeeding in life science doctoral programs.