Office of the Dean

Outreach, Research Training and Minority Science Programs (MSP)

The School of Biological Sciences at UCI is recognized as one of the national leaders in the development of programs to increase the participation of underrepresented minorities in biomedical sciences. The Minority Science Programs (MSP) is an orchestrated effort by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the School to increase the number of US underrepresented groups in biomedical research careers.
MSP participants benefit from early exposure, continuous research training and faculty mentoring. Support is also provided through paid summer and year-round research internships, access to the latest computer technology, tutoring, academic advising, scientific writing and participation at national conferences.
Furthermore, MSP has established a campuswide, regional and national network of committed faculty and resource programs to facilitate the transition from high school through community college, baccalaureate and master's degrees to Ph.D. careers in biomedical research. MSP also develops relationships with community colleges and K-12 schools and other institutions of higher education, to prepare prospective students for the educational opportunities offered by the School.
MSP include,
For additional information about MSP, please contact,

Dr. Luis Mota-Bravo


Outreach, Research Training and Minority Science Programs

Office of the Dean

School of Biological Sciences

1106 Biological Sciences III

University of California, Irvine

Irvine, CA 92697-2527


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