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
Professor
Chemistry & Biochemistry
621-3489 mcevoy@email.arizona.edu
Dr. Marc E. Tischler   Co-Director
Professor
Chemistry & Biochemistry
626-6130 tischler@email.arizona.edu
Dr. Maria Teresa Velez   Co-Director
Associate Dean, Graduate College
Chemistry & Biochemistry
621-7814 mvelez@email.arizona.edu
Cindy Neal   Assistant Director 621-4667 cjneal@email.arizona.edu