Research in HBCU GAP includes faculty who study questions in molecular, cell, and developmental biology (for Xavier, FAMU, and UMES students) and questions in ecology and evolutionary biology (for Howard students).

Regardless of the research focus, immersion in the intellectual culture of a research-intensive university forms the heart of the HBCU GAP program.

I felt like a grad student for most of the summer. The type of work and responsibility given to me was at graduate level and I had to meet that level to be successful. From setting up the experimental design to data collection, I had to monitor and account for possible errors and be able to correct them at a moment’s notice. While I [had been] sure I could carry out an experiment by myself, this summer I actually proved it to be true and I am a great deal more confident as a result.”

Meet the faculty in HBCU GAP: