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NIH U-RISE Program

Dr. Porter standing next to Dr. Foster and Dr. Aguilar

The U-RISE program at Cal State LA will significantly increase the participation of underrepresented groups in biomedical research leadership positions. The project will identify and develop creativity and intellectual talents of motivated trainees from groups traditionally underrepresented in biomedical research and strengthen their academic and research credentials through 1) mentored research, 2) entering research curriculum, 3) faculty mentor training in inclusivity, and 4) building scientific identity with community, so that they are highly competitive for admission to and success in top Ph.D. programs. 

U-RISE Program

U-Rise Diagram: Mentored Research, Entering Research Curriculum, Building Scientific Identity, Faculty Mentor Training

Contact Information

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Dr. Krishna Foster

Director U-RISE
Professor of Chemistry and Chair
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Office: BIOS 336 and ASCB (Rosser Hall) 222E
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Dr. Edith Porter

Associate Director U-RISE
Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Department of Biological Sciences
Office: ASCL (LaKretz Hall) 355
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Dr. Andres Aguilar

Faculty Mentor Coordinator
Associate Professor of Biology
Department of Biological Sciences
Office: ASCB (Rosser Hall) 323E
Learn more about Dr. Aguilar

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