We would like to congratulate Harjit Khaira, graduating in 2022, on receiving an honorable mention for her NSF GRFP application entitled, “Characterizing genetic mechanisms involved in measuring day-length in Drosophila melanogaster”. We’re incredibly proud of her research work and her success in receiving an honorable mention in this incredibly competitive grant. Congrats, Harjit!
Are you interested in a research career? Would you like to be trained by the best research mentors in the Philadelphia area to prepare you for pursuing a PhD in the biomedical sciences? If so, apply now to be part of the next cohort of MARC Fellows!
Usually, the MARC program only has enough funding to send its 8 fellows to the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS). However, this year was different. With the conference transitioning to a virtual format, we had the opportunity to recruit more students to join us for the conference.
In total, we recruited 21 biology students who were conducting research in faculty labs on campus to present their work in poster format. Ranging from neurodegenerative disease models in Drosophila to computational biology in cancer genetics, we were excited to showcase the fantastic work being conducted by Rutgers Camden undergraduates while expanding our research network and opening this opportunity to a large cohort of students.
Taqdees Gohar is a junior at Rutgers University–Camden majoring in Biology and a MARC Fellow. She is an aspiring physician-scientist interested in neurodegenerative diseases. Currently, she is working in Dr. Elizabeth West’s lab at Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine where she studies the effect of Alzheimer’s disease on working memory. She is the first in her family to be pursuing a degree in science.
Taqdees received a best poster award from the national Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), for her research project, “Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Fish Oil Improve Learning and Memory in Drosophila melanogaster.” The work for this project took place in the course “Principles and Practices of Biological Research.”
We are incredibly proud to announce our second cohort for the RUC MARC Program! Learn more about them at our Fellows Page!
Anthony Monte Carlo
Congrats to the inaugural MARC cohort’s success getting into research programs across the country for the summer of 2020! Navigating the complexities of COVID, our MARC fellows successfully landed summer research positions that were primarily virtual. In the MARC program, we mentor undergraduates through their applications to competitive summer research programs where they participate in a 10-week full-time summer research experience at a University of their choice. Below is where our first cohort is spending their summer.
MARC Fellows travel to ABRCMS 2019 in Anaheim, CA to present their research!
We are proud to announce the first-ever Rutgers Camden MARC U-STAR Cohort! See each fellow’s video below!
We’re proud to announce that the MARC program launches at Rutgers Camden! See the Rutgers News Now article to learn about how this program will train undergraduates to become prepared for PhD programs in the biomedical sciences!