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MARC-WSU Program Maximizing Access to Research Careers

MARC: Maximizing Access to Research Careers

Shown above: Several examples of WSU undergraduate research activities taking place in the laboratory of MARC-WSU program director Alla Kostyukova.
Shown above: Several examples of WSU undergraduate research activities taking place in the laboratory of MARC-WSU program director Alla Kostyukova.
  • Receive a stipend and partial-tuition coverage for two years
  • Gain valuable research experience
  • Get a 10-week summer research experience at a research-intensive university
  • Attend a national scientific meeting
  • Experience academic, career, and personal guidance
  • Pursue a career in biomedical research

Financial Support Includes:

  • $13,368 stipend for junior and senior years (final two years of baccalaureate program)
  • 60% of college tuition/fees paid by MARC-WSU (junior and senior years)
  • A paid (transportation included) 10-week summer research experience at a research-intensive institution
  • Travel expenses to present research at national meetings

Opportunities to Gain Research Experience:

  • Research training with outstanding faculty at WSU
  • Research Skills I-IV classes
  • Assistance in applying for biomedical and/or behavioral graduate programs

About the MARC-WSU Program

MARC (Maximizing Access to Research Careers)

This program is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (project number 1T34GM141971-01) and is a partnership of the Office of the Provost, the Division of Academic Engagement and Student Achievement, the Graduate School, with WSU’s Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture and the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Program Directors

Mary Sánchez Lanier is an Assistant Vice Provost and a scholarly professor in the School of Molecular Biosciences (SMB).

Alla Kostyukova is an associate professor in the Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering.

Samantha S. Gizerian is a scholarly associate professor in the Dept. of Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience (IPN).

Learn more about our program directors »