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  1. Hello all. I am graduating from University of Florida in 20 days with a 3.83 in biochemistry. I landed a job in industry working with viral vectors and proteins. I have 2.5 years of cancer research. 2 years of clinical pain research. A semester of random unrelated research and volunteering! I am very interested in turning cells into life saving machines and money making machines! that is pretty much what I want to do. my interests lie in cancer and in diseases. they also lie in industrial applications of genetic and cell engineering. Any advice on schools that have good programs? I have a lot I've researched but I value all your opinions. I listed my stats so you would be more fit to tell me certain schools. EXCUSE my grammar.
  2. So I'm really struggling to make this decision and both are great options. I'm interested in pursuing some kind of cancer research and also have an interest in RNA biology. Penn is well connected in terms of cancer research, but Yale is extremely well-known for RNA biology, making this a difficult choice. I'm also struggling with factoring in student happiness level and work/life balance. When I interviewed at Penn the students seemed genuinely happy and like they had time to do things outside of lab. When I interviewed at Yale, the students seemed relatively happy but I've heard some discomforting things about PIs working their students really hard and students not having time for a social life. I'm drawn to the prestige of Yale to some degree as well and don't know how much this should factor into my decision. I'm really conflicted! Which school is better for my research interests? And should I pay more attention to prestige or student happiness level when making my decision? Help!
  3. Hey guys, has anyone heard back from University of Utah as yet? I see only a couple of responses on the results page. Also, I would like to know what the opinion of this school is within the US. I am an international, and a lot of the time have to gauge reputation by various rankings.
  4. Undergrad Institution: University of Nevada, Reno Major: Molecular Microbiology & Immunology Minor: Mathematics and Chemistry GPA: 3.9+ (overall) Type of Student: White Male, First Generation College Student Courses/ Background: Quantitative Courses: Multivariable Calc (A), Linear Algebra (A), Probability (A-), Mathematical Modeling (A), Stochastic Processes (A) I'm proficient in R, Mathematica, and competent in Python. Weaknesses: No proof based classes GRE: 165 Q, 162 V, 4.0 A Research Experience: 3 years in a diagnostics Lab, 1 REU in Statistics Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's List, McNair Scholar, Honors Student Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Research assistant Letters of Recommendation: -Department Chair in Mathematics -Department Chair in Microbiology -Math Professor I've taken many classes with and attended office hours regularly. Thinking of applying to: Biostatistics PhD: Berkeley, University of Michigan, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, University of Pennsylvania, Emory University Do I honestly have a chance with these programs? I have a really strong basis in molecular biology techniques but I’m starting to lean toward more quantitative approaches. It seems rare for non-math majors to make the switch and be successful.
  5. Has anyone heard anything from BU's PhD program in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, and Biochemistry?
  6. Has anyone heard anything back from Georgetown regarding admission into their Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Ph.D. program for fall 2016? The application deadline was December 1, and I have heard nothing back and my application status still says "submitted" on their webpage. I have a friend who said she was rejected without an interview last year right at the beginning of February with the same application deadline of December 1, and it is well past early February. No one on the results forum seems to have heard anything back either. Any interviews, rejections, or acceptances? Let me know! Thanks!
  7. Hey all, Basically I am trying to gauge my potential for PhD studies in Cell and/or Molecular biology. I'm still narrowing down research topics. I would like to attend grad school in or right around NYC. This would include such schools as Columbia, NYU, Weill-Cornell, Rockefeller, SUNY Downstate, CUNY Graduate Center, Stony Brook University and several others. While I know my (weak) stats arn't likely to land me in the top schools in NYC, please give me some feedback and what my options may be and what I can do to improve my chances for any program. A buddy of mine recommended applying for technician positions in one of my labs of interest as a possible in as well. My stats: Overall GPA: ~3.5 (Cum Laude, 2010) Biology GPA: ~3.7 GRE: Quantitative: 150 (53rd percentile) Verbal: 158 (79th percentile) Writing: 3.5 (29th percentile) Two years of laboratory technician experience in a genetics/cell biology laboratory. Unfortunately no papers to speak of as our lab is more industry than research. I look forward to any input that you all may have for me and thank you in advance!