MARC Program

The Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) program at York College, funded by the National Institute of Health, is designed to provide research laboratory training, fellowship support, an enriched curriculum and career guidance to high achieving minority students interested in biomedical research at the PhD level.

MARC trainees work under the direct supervision of preceptors who are York College faculty with active research programs. The faculty preceptor pool includes Drs. Arsov (T Cell Biology), Boutis (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Analysis of Elastin Hydration), Chang (Biological Structure – Mass Spectrometry) Desamero (Protein Biochemistry), Fearnley (Bioactive Alkaloid Synthesis), Levinger (RNA Biochemistry and Molecular Biology), MacNeil (Shape and Circuitry of Neurons in the Retina), McNeil (Molecular Mechanisms Regulating Drosophila Development) and Profit (Combinatorial Chemistry). MARC trainees receive fellowship support and tuition assistance, travel and present at scientific meetings, and take an enriched curriculum in addition to their major.