Nature of Research/Program Description:
The MARC Program offers research training to participating students to help prepare them to compete successfully for entry into graduate programs leading to a Ph.D. in the biomedical sciences or a combined MD/Ph.D. The program consists of a laboratory-training program during the summer and laboratory research projects during the academic year. The program includes funding for travel to conferences and travel to graduate schools and program support for graduate school applications. MARC is an honors program.
Keywords: summer; fall quarter; winter quarter; spring quarter; 2 year; research; biomedical; Ph.D.; MD/Ph.D; laboratory research; conference funding; graduate school funding; graduate applications
Contact: Yulianna Ortega
Faculty Director: Alan M. Zahler
Second summer off campus option
Underrepresented students and those who have overcome socioeconomic hardships are strongly encouraged to apply. All applicants must be accepted or registered full-time UCSC students, complete specific classes (see webpage), be pursing a graduate degree after college.
Monthly stipend of $968, partial tuition and fees. Funding is also provided for research supplies and travel to conferences and graduate schools. Participants may be able to arrange for academic credit for their research during the academic year.
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To increase the numbers and capabilities of minority scientists and to prepare students for careers in biomedical research
Project Funding Source:
National Institutes of Health
50% of our MARC students who achieve the BS go on to PhD programs in the STEM field.
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Ecology and Evolution
Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology