November 03, 2020

Gorman Scholar alumnus Erfan Zeyaei Kajbaf, and current MARC Scholars Earl Hwande, Adriana Ramirez Negron, Diego Reyes, and Alanna Stull collaborated with the BMSE-MCDB Fall 2020 Retreat to moderate a "Science and Racism" Q&A discussion with Professors Derek Applewhite (Reed College) and C. Brandon Ogbunu (Yale) as part of their Science for the Common Good Fall 2020 course with Professor Kathy Foltz. What a dynamic and thought-provoking conversation -- thank you to Profs. Applewhite and Ogbunu, the retreat organizers, and our scholars for a wonderful event!

June 04, 2020

Current MARC Scholars Celeste Parra Bravo and Roy Garcia, current Gorman Scholar Erfan Zeyaei Kajbaf, and former Gorman Scholar Neda Ziaei Kajbaf collaborated with Professor Kathy Foltz and Dr. Arica Lubin to produce several informational videos for UCSB students for the Science for the Common Good Spring 2020 course. These videos tackled myths related to COVID-19, as well as provided mental health and wellnips resources and information for students dealing with the realities of a remote Spring Quarter and global pandemic. We are very proud of our scholars!

February 12, 2019

Check out our new video that provides an overview of the MARC Program at UCSB! Featuring commentary from MARC PI and MCDB Professor Joel Rothman, Program Manager and CSEP Associate Director, and some of our recent MARC Scholars.

May 01, 2018

Congratulations to Colin Kim (Second Year MARC Scholar, CCS Biochemistry) who has been awarded the UCSB Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research for his research with Prof. Irene Chen's lab in Chemistry.

Colin Kim (MARC Scholar), Rachel Liu and David Lowe win poster awards at ABRCMS 2017
November 09, 2017

Colin Kim, a second year Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) Scholar, received an award in the Engineering, Physics, and Mathematics division for his poster on "Directed Evolution of an O-methyltransferase for Benzylisoquinoline Alkaloid Biosynthesis in Yeast" at the 2017 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) national meeting last week in Phoenix, AZ. Colin (center) joins fellow UCSB students, Rachel Liu and David Lowe, in celebrating their poster awards.

Shelby Shankel with her poster award at the 2016 ABRCMS meeting in Tampa, Florida
November 28, 2016

Joseph Sanz, a second year Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) Scholar, and Shelby Shankel, a first year MARC Scholar, both received poster awards for presenting their research at conferences this Fall. Joseph won a SACNAS Undergraduate Student Poster Presentation Award in Chemistry at the 2016 Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) national meeting last month in Long Beach, California.

August 10, 2015

Four UC Santa Barbara students have been selected as the inaugural participants in a new initiative designed to enhance the way UCSB prepares its undergraduates for competitive graduate programs in biomedical research.

NIH UC Santa Barbara Center for Science and Engineering Partnerships UCSB California NanoSystems Institute MCDB