UFRI Fellow, Nitta 2015

Takayuki Nitta, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology
Savannah State University
Savannah, Georgia
Undergraduate Faculty Research Initiative (UFRI) Fellow
Award year: 2015

Dr. Nitta has been studying retrovirus replication and cancers induced by infectious agents. After he joined the Savannah State University, a HBCU in Georgia, he also started a health disparity project. His current interests focus on (1) investigating host-retrovirus interaction and cancer health disparity and (2) establishing research settings and teaching formats to improve educational platforms for underrepresented groups in Savannah.

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