MARC Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research (U-STAR) Participating Institutions

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Arizona

California

  • California State University, Bakersfield

    Isabel C. Sumaya, Ph.D.
    California State University, Bakersfield
    Psychology Department
    9001 Stockdale Highway
    Bakersfield, CA 93311
    Tel: 661-654-2381
    Email: isumaya@csub.edu


  • California State University, Northridge

    Maria Elena Zavala, Ph.D.
    California State University, Northridge
    Department of Biology
    18111 Nordhoff St.
    Northridge, CA 91330-8303
    Tel: 818-677-4981
    Fax: 818-677-5915
    Email: mariaelena.zavala@csun.edu
    http://www.csun.edu/~csunmore Link to external Web site


  • California State University, San Bernardino

    Sanders McDougall, Ph.D.
    California State University, San Bernardino
    5500 University Parkway
    San Bernardino, CA 92407-5940
    Tel: 909-537-5581
    Email: smcdouga@csusb.edu


  • California State University, Los Angeles

    Lisa M. Tunstad, Ph.D.
    California State University, Los Angeles
    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
    5151 State University Drive
    Los Angeles, CA 90032
    Tel: 323-343-2307 
    Email: ltunsta​@calstatela.edu
    http://www.calstatela.edu/centers/moreprograms/ustar/index.htm Link to external Web site


  • California State University, Long Beach

    Vasanthy Narayanaswami, Ph.D.
    California State University, Long Beach
    1250 Bellflower Blvd.
    Long Beach, CA 90840
    Tel: 562-985-4953
    Email: vnarayan@chori.org


  • San Diego State University

    Catherine Atkins, Ph.D.
    San Diego State University
    College of Sciences
    5500 Campanile Drive MC 1010
    San Diego, CA 92182-1010
    Tel: 619-594-5732 
    Email: catkins@mail.sdsu.edu
    http://www.sci.sdsu.edu/usp/marc Link to external Web site


  • California State University, Fullerton

    Amybeth Cohen, Ph.D.
    California State University, Fullerton
    800 North State College Blvd.
    Fullerton, CA 92834-9480
    Tel: 657-278-2178 
    Email: acohen@fullerton.edu
    http://marc.fullerton.edu Link to external Web site


  • California State University, San Marcos

    Keith Trujillo, Ph.D.
    California State University, San Marcos
    333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road
    San Marcos, CA 92096
    Tel: 760-750-4084 
    Email: keith@csusm.edu
    https://www.csusm.edu/otres/marcprogram/index.html​ Link to external Web site


  • San Francisco State University

    Esquerra, M. Raymond, Ph.D
    San Francisco State University
    1600 Holloway Ave.
    San Francisco, CA 94132
    Tel: 415-338-3444
    Email: esquerra@sfsu.edu
    http://www.sfsu.edu/~seo/pages/MARCdesc.html Link to external Web site


  • San Jose State University

    Cleber Costa Ouverney, Ph.D.
    San Jose State University
    Department of Biological Sciences
    San Jose, CA 95125
    Tel: 408-924-4806
    Email: cleber.ouverney@sjsu.edu
    http://www.sjsu.edu/biology/special-programs/marc Link to external Web site


  • University of California, Irvine

    Luis M. Mota-Bravo, Ph.D.
    University of California, Irvine 
    1106 Biological Sciences III 
    Irvine, CA 92697-2527
    Tel: 949-824-5680

    http://port.bio.uci.edu/MARC Link to external Web site


  • University of California, Davis

    Adrian V. Gomes, Ph.D.
    University of California, Davis
    One Shields Ave., NPB-Briggs Hall
    Davis, CA 95616
    Tel: 530-752-3207 
    Email: avgomes​@ucdavis.edu


  • University of California, Merced

    Rudy Ortiz, Ph.D.
    University of California, Merced
    5200 North Lake Road
    Merced, CA 95343
    Tel: 209-228-2964
    Email: rortiz@ucmerced.edu


  • University of California, Santa Cruz

    Alan M. Zahler, Ph.D.
    University of California, Santa Cruz
    Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
    1156 High St.
    Santa Cruz, CA 95064
    Tel: 831-459-5131 
    Email: zahler@biology.ucsc.edu
    http://stemdiv.ucsc.edu/marc Link to external Web site


  • University of California, Riverside

    Ernest Martinez, Ph.D.
    University of California, Riverside
    Biochemistry Department
    443 Boyce Hall
    Riverside, CA 92521-0121
    Tel: 951-827-2031 
    Email: ernest.martinez@ucr.edu
    http://www.marcu.ucr.edu Link to external Web site


  • University of California, Los Angeles

    Megan. M. McEvoy, Ph.D
    University of California, Los Angeles
    Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics
    Boyer Hall Rm 302
    611 Charles E. Young Drive, E
    Los Angeles, CA 90095
    Tel: 310-825-9635
    Email: McEvoy@microbio.ucla.edu
    http://www.ucla.edu/​ Link to external Web site


  • California State University, Dominguez Hills

    Hernan Leonardo Martinez, Ph.D.
    California State University, Dominguez Hills
    Department of Biology
    1000 East Victoria St.
    Carson, CA 90747
    Tel: 213-516-3300 
    Email: leoh@cali.csudh.edu


  • University of California, Santa Barbara

    Joel H. Rothman, Ph.D.
    University of California, Santa Barbara
    Neuroscience Research Institute
    3227 Cheadle Hall
    3rd Floor, MC 2050
    Santa Barbara, CA 93106
    Tel: 805-893-7885 
    Email: rothman@lifesci.ucsb.edu


Colorado

  • University of Colorado, Denver

    Richard Allen, Ph.D.
    University of Colorado, Denver
    Department of Psychology
    1200 Larimer St., Campus Box 173
    Denver, CO 80201
    Tel: 303-556-6740
    Email: richard.allen@ucdenver.edu


  • Fort Lewis College

    Steven D. Fenster, Ph.D.
    Fort Lewis College
    Department of Biology
    1000 Rim Drive
    Durango, CO 81301
    Tel: 970-247-7327 
    Email: sdfenster​@fortlewis.edu


District of Columbia

  • Howard University

    Shawn Abernathy, Ph.D.
    Howard University
    Chemistry Department
    525 College St., NW
    Washington, DC 20904
    Tel: 202-806-7504
    Email: sabernathy@howard.edu


Florida

  • University of Florida Board of Trustees

    David Julian, Ph.D.
    University of Florida Board of Trustees
    219 Grinter Hall, PO Box 115500
    Gainesville, FL 32611
    Tel: 352-392-5878
    Email: djulian@ufl.edu


  • Florida International University

    DeEtta K. Mills, Ph.D.
    Florida International University
    Division of Sponsored Research and Training
    11200 SW 8 St., MARC 430
    Miami, FL 33199
    Tel: 305-348-7410
    Email: millsd@fiu.edu
    http://rise.fiu.edu/marcustar Link to external Web site


  • University of West Florida

    Karen S. Molek, Ph.D.
    University of West Florida
    Department of Chemistry
    11000 University Parkway
    Pensacola, FL 32514
    Tel: 850-474-2799 
    Email: ksmolek@uwf.edu


Georgia

Illinois

  • Northeastern Illinois University

    Ruth Church, Ph.D.
    Northeastern Illinois University
    Department of Psychology
    5500 N. St. Louis Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60625-4699
    Tel: 773-442-5837
    Email: B-Church1@neiu.edu


Louisiana

Maryland

  • University of Maryland, Baltimore County

    Phyllis R. Robinson, Ph.D.
    University of Maryland, Baltimore County
    Department of Biological Sciences
    1000 Hilltop Circle
    Baltimore, MD 21250
    Tel: 410-455-2997
    Email: probinso@umbc.edu
    http://www.umbc.edu/MARC Link to external Web site


Missouri

  • Washington University

    James B. Skeath, Ph.D.
    Washington University
    Department of Genetics
    4523 Clayton Ave.
    St. Louis, MO 63110
    Tel: 314-362-0535 
    Email: jskeath@genetics.wustl.edu


New Mexico

  • New Mexico State University, Las Cruces

    Michael D. Johnson, Ph.D.
    New Mexico State University, Las Cruces
    Director of the Office of Grants and Contracts
    MSC 3C
    P.O. Box 30001
    Las Cruces, NM 88003
    Tel: 575-646-4041
    Email: johnson@nmsu.edu
    http://chemistry.nmsu.edu/~research/MARC Link to external Web site


  • University of New Mexico

    Cristina D Takacs-Vesbach, Ph.D.
    University of New Mexico
    UNM Biology MSC03 2020
    1 UNM 
    Albuquerque, NM 87131
    Tel: 505-277-3418/3316

New York

North Carolina

  • University of North Carolina Greensboro

    Daniel J. Herr, Ph.D.
    University of North Carolina Greensboro
    1111 Spring Garden Street
    2702 MHRA Building
    Greensboro, NC 27412
    Tel: 718-997-3417
    Email: djherr@uncg.edu


  • Elizabeth City State University, a University of North Carolina Campus

    Hirendra N. Banerjee, Ph.D.
    Elizabeth City State University, a University of North Carolina Campus
    Department of Natural Sciences
    Jenkins Science Center, Room 425
    Campus Box 930,
    1704 Weeksville Road
    Elizabeth City, NC 27909
    Tel: 252-335-3241 
    Email: bhirendranath@mail.ecsu.edu


  • North Carolina A&T State University

    Mary Smith, Ph.D.
    North Carolina A&T State University
    1601 East Market St.
    Greensboro, NC 27411-0001
    Tel: 336-285-2160 
    Email: smithma@ncat.edu


  • Winston-Salem State University

    Mamudu Yakubu, Ph.D.
    Winston-Salem State University
    115 South Chestnut St.
    Winston-Salem, NC 27101
    Tel: 336-750-2543 ​
    Email: yakubuma​@wssu.edu


North Dakota

  • University of North Dakota

    Glenda N. Lindseth, Ph.D.
    University of North Dakota
    Department of Nursing, Box 9025
    Grand Forks, ND 58202
    Tel: 701-777-4506
    Email: glenda.lindseth@und.edu


Pennsylvania

  • Temple University

    Jacqueline C. Tanaka, Ph.D.
    Temple University
    College of Science and Technology
    1900 N. 12th St.
    Biology Life Sciences Building, Room 255
    Philadelphia, PA 19122
    Tel: 215-204-8868 
    Email: jtanaka@temple.edu


Puerto Rico

  • University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez

    Carlos Rios-Velazquez, Ph.D.
    University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez
    Department of Biology
    P.O. Box 9000
    Mayaguez, PR 00681
    Tel: 787-265-3837 
    Email: carlos.rios5@upr.edu
    http://academic.uprm.edu/marc Link to external Web site


  • University of Puerto Rico, Humacao

    Edwin E. Traverso, Ph.D.
    University of Puerto Rico, Humacao
    Department of Biology
    HUC Postal Station
    Guaynabo, PR 00931
    Tel: 787-850-9388
    Email: edwin.traverso@upr.edu​


  • University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras

    Nestor M. Carballeira, Ph.D.
    University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras
    Department of Chemistry
    P.O. Box 70377
    San Juan, PR 00936-8377
    Tel: 787-764-0000
    Email: nestor.carballeira1@upr.edu
    http://brtc.uprrp.edu/marc/​ Link to external Web site


Tennessee

  • Tennessee State University

    Margaret M. Whalen, Ph.D.
    Tennessee State University
    Department of Chemistry
    3500 John A. Merritt Blvd.
    Nashville, TN 37209
    Tel: 615-963-5247  
    Email: mwhalen@tnstate.edu


  • Fisk University

    Lee E Limbird, Ph.D.
    Fisk University
    School of Natural Sciences
    1000 17th Ave. N
    Nashville, TN 37208
    Tel: 615-329-1917
    Email: llimbird@fisk.edu


Texas

Virgin Islands

  • University of the Virgin Islands

    Teresa Turner, Ph.D.
    University of the Virgin Islands
    2 John Brewer's Bay
    St. Thomas, VI 00802-9990
    Tel: 340-693-1382 
    Email: tturner@uvi.edu


Virginia

  • Hampton University

    Cindy Thomas-Charles, Ph.D.
    Hampton University
    Department of Biological Science
    Hampton, VA 23668
    Tel: 757-727-5267 
    Email: cindy.thomascharles@hamptonu.edu

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  • Old Dominion University

    Alvin A. Holder, Ph.D., FRSC, CChem
    Old Dominion University
    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry 
    4541 Hampton Boulevard
    Norfolk, VA 23529
    Tel: 757-683-7102