Minority Access to Research Careers (M.A.R.C) Undergraduate Training in Academic Research-(U*STAR)

California State University-Long Beach
Type Basic Science Research


The Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research (U*STAR) training program offers an excellent opportunity for undergraduate students seeking careers in biomedical research. We aim to increase diversity in biomedical research by identifying students interested in pursuing research as a career at an early stage and by providing training opportunities. Students from a variety of backgrounds are encouraged to apply especially those traditionally underrepresented in biomedical research (for example, racial and ethnic minorities, students from a socioeconomically disadvantaged background, students with disabilities).


Each applicant should have completed 60 semester units at the time of application, have an overall and science GPA of 3.0 or higher, be a member of the ethnic minorities targeted by the program, and demonstrate strong potential for graduate studies and a career in the biomedical sciences.

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Chantra Nhien, Coordinator