UA professor builds awareness and access to science careers

January 17, 2008

By hammersmith

University of Arizona professor Marc E. Tischler is driven to increase the number of underrepresented students pursuing research degrees in the fields of science. His own research takes a back seat to the effort in which he dedicates his non-teaching time to expanding training opportunities for students in biomedical research.

Tischler, a professor of biochemistry, physiology, and medicine, is the program director of Minority Access to Research Careers, known as MARC, at the UA. The program offers undergraduates training, funding, exposure, experience, mentoring, preparation and higher education contacts to students who have applied and been accepted into the program. The program is currently actively seeking new applicants with at least a 3.0 GPA who, when accepted, will be introduced to the world of bioscience research during their junior and senior year. [Note: To read the full article, click here.]