The University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez MARC Program, sponsored by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), has been designed to provide honors students with research related activities and a special science curriculum that will improve their possibilities of being accepted on a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. program and being successful in biomedical research graduate programs. The Program accepts students from the Biology, Chemistry, Industrial Microbiology, and Biotechnology Departments.

Development activities for all university Freshmen and Sophomore students:

  • Orientation on research careers and opportunities in Biomedical sciences
Junior and Senior MARC trainees:

  • GRE preparatory course
  • Trip to the national ABRCMS conference, to attend important seminars and present summer research
  • Summer research opportunities in universities in the United States
  • Weekly conferences about current issues in science research
  • Monthly stipend
  • Travel funds ($1,000 per year)
  • Research funding ($700.00 per year)

Our Calendar

February 2017
  • Feb. 9 - Introduction to RCR
  • Feb. 16 - Workshop in oral and poster presentations
  • Feb. 23 - Visitor: Dr. Imara Perera, Research Associate Professor, Department of Plant Biology, North Carolina State University
March 2017
  • Mar. 2 - ABRCMS 2016 MARC’s participants poster presentation
  • Mar. 9 - ABRCMS 2016 MARC’s participants poster presentation
  • Mar. 16 – RCR Workshop
  • Mar. 23 - Workshop and Training in Instrumentation, Techniques and Technologies
  • Mar. 30 - MARC’s students reseach lab. meeting (Seniors)
April 2017
  • Apr. 6 - MARC’s students reseach oral presentations (Juniors)
  • Apr. 13 - No meeting (Holy Week’s recess)
  • Apr. 20 - No meeting (Academic Friday) * an RCR workshop will be coordinated during the week.
  • Apr. 27 - MARC’s Round table discussion – “Toward the end of the cycle”, expectations.
May 2017
  • May 4 - MARC’s book club
  • May 11 - MARC’s graduates farewell and achievements event