University of Kentucky Neuroscience Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program
The program is housed within the UK College of Medicine Department of Neuroscience and the Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center.
UKNeu-PREP is a two year, NIH-funded post baccalaureate program at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. This is a training program for recent college graduates from underrepresented backgrounds who are interested in research careers in neuroscience but lacked access to research opportunities as undergraduates.
This two-year post baccalaureate program includes mentored laboratory research and experience, graduate level courses, opportunities for professional development, and mentorship.
- 2-year post-baccalaureate neuroscience training program
- Prepare participants for entry into neuroscience graduate degree programs
- Connect participants to research opportunities and holistic, culturally-competent mentorship
- $29,000/year salary + benefits
- 75% research + 25% coursework
- Interact with other training programs e.g. African American Research Training Scholars (AARTS); Stem Through Authentic Research Training: (S.T.A.R.T); Neurobiology of CNS Injury T32 graduate training program
- Neuroscience or related undergraduate education
- Identify as an underrepresented minority
- Baccalaureate degree (May 2023 is fine) from an institution without substantial research opportunities (undergraduate institution does not have a doctoral degree program in neuroscience)
Get in Touch with the Program Directors
Email the program directors for more information:
John C. Gensel, PhD: firstname.lastname@example.org
Luke Bradley, PhD: email@example.com
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About the Program Directors
John Carib Gensel, PhD
- Acting Director-Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center (SCoBIRC)
- Associate Professor of Physiology
- SCoBIRC Endowed Chair #5.