Maximizing Access to Research Careers


  • 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.

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).