Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research (U*STAR)

A large group of MARC students

The SJSU Department of Biological Sciences is the host to the SJSU MARC U*STAR Program. The Director of the Program is Dr. Cleber Ouverney.

MARC U*STAR Programs  are sponsored by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), a branch of the National Institute of Health (NIH)  to provide support for undergraduate students who are underrepresented in the biomedical sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Psychology and Biomedical Engineering) to improve their preparation for high-caliber graduate training at the Ph.D. level. Institutions with significant enrollments of college students from underrepresented groups may be eligible to apply.

ABRCMS Poster 2014

Two students proudly holding Certificates of Acheivement

Students in front of a poster at the ABRCMS Conference

Frequently Asked Questions

MARC students having fun and posing with fake PHD tattoos.A professor posing with two MARC students at graduation in their caps and gowns.

Interested in Applying?

Please fill out the application form [docx] and ethnicity form [pdf] and give them to either Dr. Ouverney or the MARC Program Coordinator.

Cleber Ouverney, Ph.D.
Program Director SJSU MARC U*STAR 
Department of Biological Sciences
San Jose' State University
One Washington Square
San Jose', CA 95192-0100
Office: DH439 (Duncan Hall)

Phone: 408-924-4806


V Jimenez in front of her poster for ABRCMS.MARC Students in front of a rock climbing wall.