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Welcome PREP Scholars

  • Simone Temporal

    MU PREP says "au revoir" to Simone Temporal
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  • Truman the Tiger

    MU PREP-ing for the Future Post-baccalaureate program aims to prepare more minority students for graduate school. Read more »

  • several PREP scholars at SACNAS 2012

    Several MU PREP scholars and mentors gathered at SACNAS 2012 in Seattle, WA, to encourage Chicano/Latino and Native American students to pursue their graduate education at MU.

  • Eric Villalon standing in front of poster

    Eric Villalon, former MU PREP scholar, poses beside his poster at the Gordon Conference on Neural Development in August 2012.

  • James Allen with Santa Claus

    MU PREP Scholar James Allen takes a moment to pose with Santa Claus, who paid a visit recently to the Bond Life Sciences Center.

  • James Allen with Santa Claus

    MU PREP Scholars (from left to right) Angela Lovett, Wanda Cuilan-Figueroa, and Aisha Burton, attended the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) in San Jose.


We are now accepting applications for Fall 2015.


Quotes from our Scholars

"The flexibility of the MU PREP program allowed me to first experience diverse areas of research and then to conduct research like a graduate student and understand the dedication necessary to be successful in graduate school."

- Dr. Stephen Shannon, NIH IRACADA Postdoctoral Fellow, Rutgers University

"The lab rotations in MU PREP confirmed that I was interested in being a scientist and increased my confidence in my abilities in science. The graduate level classes increased my confidence that I could make it through the course work for my PhD."

- Dr. Willie Agee, Head of the Virology Section, Tripler Army Medical Center

"Through the PREP Scholars program I experienced what it was like to do research on a daily basis and see a project from start to finish. It gave me the confidence to go to graduate school and pursue a career in science research."

- Dr. Simone Temporal, INSERM Postdoctoral Fellow, Aix Marseille University

"The mentorship and research aspects of MU PREP were extremely valuable. The mentorship allowed me to build strong relationships with my colleagues. The intense exposure to research gave me the confidence to pursue graduate studies."

- Keila Pena-Hernandez, Graduate Student, MU

"The design of MU PREP – to be actively involved in science, participate in national meetings and in on-campus journal clubs, and take graduate classes that corresponded with my unique research interests – prepared me very well for graduate school."

- Walatta-Tseyon Mesquitta, Graduate Student, University of Wisconsin

"The MU PREP faculty-student working environment contributed to my growth as a scientist. The Journal Club experience in presenting and discussing scientific papers made the transition to graduate school much easier for me."

- Pat Enmore, Graduate Student, SUNY-Stony Brook


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