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, Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering 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 materials ($600.00)

Our Calendar

FALL 2017
THURSDAYS – 10:30 A.M.
ROOM B-182
  • November 9 MARC General and welcome MEETING after hurricane María
  • November 16 John Hopkins Webinar
  • November 23 Thanks Giving
  • November 30 Life and Science before and after: Dr. Luis Ríos Hernández
  • December 7 Life and Science before and after: Dr. Alberto R. Puente Rolón
  • December 14 Workshop and training in instrumentation, techniques and technologies (ITT): Dr. Cacimar Ramos
  • December 21 Conceptos básicos de la Ética en la investigación: Dr. Carlos Ríos Velázquez y Dra. Patricia Ortiz Bermúdez
  • December 24- Holidays Recess
  • January 4 Dr. Halley Sánchez. Ética en la investigación
  • January 11 Dr. Evelyn Erenrich - Rutgers University
  • January 18 Dr. Michael Sheets University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • January 25 Clases y Laboratorios correspondientes a Viernes