Who We Are
MARC-U*STAR - Maximizing Access to Research Careers is an Undergraduate Student Training program in Academic Research. The goal of this program is to increase the number of under-represented students involved in biomedical sciences at Queens College by creating an environment conducive to research and learning. The Queens College MARC U-STAR Program is supported through a grant from the National Institutes of Health, and is the first program specifically focused on developing and directing under-represented minority students toward graduate school and careers in biomedical research. We provide support and opportunities for honor student participation in laboratory research, advise and guide students throughout their college years, and offer specific programs to maximize the opportunities for successful admission to graduate biomedical research programs.