Uche, Dave Segal, and Ulrike Beitnere


Cheeto the Physics Dept cat
Answer to another frequently asked question: this handsome gentleman is Cheeto, the (un) official greeter at the Physics Department, in his new, improved, and less, er, portly phenotype.

Frequently asked questions

About UC Davis

Responsible Conduct of Research 

Other postbacc/pre-PhD opportunities

  • NIH list of other PREP sites
  • summary of PREP programs, including application deadlines, compiled by Dr. R. Behringer, MD Anderson Cancer Center. This list is self-reported and does not include all the NIH PREP sites
  • the NIH Intramural Research Training Award Program. Rolling admission.
  • Pathways to Science: searchable database
  • consider a funded MS program, including ones on the list compiled by Dr. Stacy Farina, Howard University (note that Professor Farina specifically calls out Ecology/Evolution/Organismal Biology but the list includes many programs that include cell and molecular biology)


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