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mistrmeseeks replied to Neuronophil's topic in EngineeringHi All, I'm new to this and will be applying for Fall 2018 and thought I'd post to see what you guys have to say about my chances at top-10 programs (ideally trying to land at Duke, Stanford, UCSF/Berkeley, UMich, or BU). I'm mainly worried that my UG GPA is going to hurt me. School - middle tier private for both UG and MS Major - BIOE for UG and MS Minor - n/a GPA (major) - 3.55/4.0 (UG) 3.7/4.0 (MS) GPA (overall) - 3.51/4.0 3.7/4.0 (MS) Demographics/Background - White, 22 GRE scores: Q: 164 V: 156 W: 5.0 LOR - 2 very strong letters, looking for a third very strong LOR but may have to settle for an okay one. Research Experience - 3.5 years Publications/Abstracts/Presentations 2 first author and 2 second author publications all in journals w/ impact factor > 5. I've presented at 4 conferences in the US. Awards/Honors/Recognition I've been given over $25,000 of internal grant funding from 4 different successful grant applications. I've also spent a summer working for a large pharmaceutical company. Research Interests Microfluidic Large Scale Integration (mLSI), single cell proteomics and genomics, medical imaging.