The goal of the Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC U*STAR) Program at the University of California, Berkeley is to increase the participation in research of undergraduates from low-income, first-generation, and ethnic backgrounds underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences and to prepare them to become innovative and socially responsible scientist/scholars who will be leaders in their fields.
The program aims to:
- Strengthen your academic preparation in the biological sciences
- Expose you to the benefits, social relevance, excitement and career opportunities in biological and behavioral science research
- Support your academic and professional development as future scientists.
The UC Berkeley MARC program is funded by a grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The MARC Branch seeks to increase the number of biomedical and behavioral scientists in leadership positions from underrepresented groups to significantly impact the health-related research needs of the nation.