The Nutritional Biology Graduate Admissions Pathways (NUTGAP) program provides students from Fort Valley State University and Savannah State University with experience in nutritional biology research with UC Davis faculty, professional development, and long-term mentoring with a goal of increasing the number of scientists from historically marginalized groups who pursue research careers in nutritional biology.

For more information about NUTGAP, browse these pages or contact Academic Coordinator Carole Hom ( or Program Director Gerardo Mackenzie ( At Fort Valley State University, contact Drs. Celia Dodd ( or Tiffani Holmes (; at Savannah State University, contact Drs. Teresa Shakespeare ( or Takayuki Nitta (

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