Maximizing Access to Research Careers


  • 2020 CSULB Student Infographic Bragging Rights Contest

    Any research active CSULB student may submit an original Infographic to the competition to win bragging rights. Submissions are due by 5:00pm on April 18. Learn more about the competition.

  • Interest Form Available

    An interest form for health-related research training opportunities at CSULB with the MARC, BUILD, LSAMP, and RISE programs. You will be contacted with upcoming events like training program information sessions, application workshops, and application due dates.

  • Robbie Mejia Wins Poster Award at 2019 ABRCMS

    Robert Mejia with 2019 ABRCOMS award Congratulations to Robbie Mejia on his award for exceptional poster presentation at the 2019 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS)! Robert is a 3rd year biochemistry major and works under the supervision of Dr. Vasanthy Narayanaswami as a MARC Scholar. What a memorable way to mark his first national conference presentation!

Increasing Diversity in Biomedical 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).


Cynthia Alarcón