Maximizing Access to Research Careers


  • Graduate Program Visits

    Are you interested in a summer research experience or want to pursue a Ph.D. in the future? Check out our upcoming graduate school presentations! We have invited a range of speakers to share their opportunities with the CSULB community. Presentations are offered both in-person and via Zoom.

    • 9/29: Undergraduate Student Research Panel
    • 10/20: Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
    • 10/22: Research Career Panel

    Learn more about the graduate program visits and RSVP.

  • 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).