LSU MARC Program

The LSU Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) Program provides high-impact research experiences to a diverse pool of undergraduates and prepares them for entry into graduate programs in the biomedical sciences.  The LSU MARC Program offers research training, financial support, mentoring, networking opportunities and academic preparation for motivated students. Our vision is to produce highly skilled, competitive, and productive young scientists who will fill a national need, and enhance LSU faculty mentoring, inclusion, collaborative research, community engagement and outreach activities.

LSU MARC is supported by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under award number T34GM136452.

Prospective Students

Accepting applications for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Application deadline: April 23, 2021

Program Components

Eligibility & Applying

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Upcoming Events

March 19 | 1 PM
Making Research Meaningful: TED Tools for STEM Students
April 15 & 16, 2021 
LSU Discover Day
Apply by March 7


Aaryana Jones

LSU MARC Scholar Aaryana Jones was selected as a winner for her poster presentation at the 2020 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS).   Aaryana conducts undergraduate research in the laboratory of LSU Chemistry's Assistant Professor Fatima Rivas. 


Graça Vicente, Ph.D.
Director, Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) Program
Charles H. Barré Distinguished Professor of Chemistry
249 Chemistry & Materials Building 
Gretchen Schneider, Ph.D.
MARC Manager 
201 Chemistry & Materials Building
Isiah M. Warner, Ph.D.
Vice President of Strategic Initiatives
Boyd Professor of Chemistry
213 Hatcher Hall

Tyrslai Williams-Carter, Ph.D. 
Director of Research, Education, & Outreach Programs
Office of Strategic Initiatives
213 Hatcher Hall


LSU Office of Strategic Initiatives
LSU College of Science
LSU College of Human Sciences and Education

LSU Department of Biological Sciences

LSU Department of Chemistry