Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC)

Program Description

  • Unique research, mentoring, financial and academic opportunity for undergraduates belonging to a group considered underrepresented in biomedical research and who have interest and potential to pursue a career in this broad field
  • Training and financial support for the last two years of enrollment at the University of Arizona financial benefits including: monthly stipend; partial to full tuition and fees support; health insurance
  • Funding to attend national scientific meetings and to seek a summer research experience outside the UA
  • Outstanding faculty from Colleges of Science, Medicine, Agriculture & Life Sciences, and Social & Behavioral Sciences with active and well-funded research programs to provide research guidance and intensive mentoring to participants
  • Overall mentoring provided by Prof. Megan McEvoy (Program Director) and Prof. Marc Tischler (Co-Director)
  • Assistance with preparation for the Graduate Record Exam, and applying to graduate schools and for graduate fellowships by Associate Dean Maria Teresa Velez, Graduate College
  • A seminar series for trainees to meet outstanding minority and other scientists from other institutions and interact amongst themselves and with other UA faculty mentors


Dr. Megan McEvoy   Program Director
Chemistry & Biochemistry
Dr. Marc E. Tischler   Co-Director
Chemistry & Biochemistry
Dr. Maria Teresa Velez   Co-Director
Associate Dean, Graduate College
Chemistry & Biochemistry
Cindy Neal   Assistant Director 621-4667