Undergrad Institution: Big 10Major(s): Biochemistry and Molecular BiologyGPA in Major: probably ~3.5-3.6Overall GPA: 3.48Position in Class: not postedType of Student: Domestic white maleGRE Scores (revised/old version):Q: 166 (91%)V: 163 (92%)W: 5.0 (93%)B: not taking (not offered this year for some reason)Research Experience: 1 semester as a freshman in a biochemistry lab studying host-pathogen interactions
2.5 years in a biology/entomology lab studying bumblebee pigmentation: 1 pub, 2nd author in review. and another 2nd author pub in prep (should I include this on app?)
2 summers in a biochemistry/biophysics government lab studying marine adhesion mechanismsAwards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's list past 4 semesters (embarrassing freshman performance). Research award from home university(came with a few thousand dollars to fund my research)Special Bonus Points: None that come to mind Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: I worry that my research in biology is pretty far removed from what I plan to study in grad school. I'm planning to spin it and emphasize in my SOP the molecular work I've done, but there are limits.Applying to Where: at the advice of my advisor I am mostly applying to umbrella/interdisciplinary programs as my research interests are not well defined and I am (kind of) switching fields from biology research to biochemistry research.
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: MCB
UVA: Biomedical Sciences
Michigan Ann Arbor: PIBS
Johns Hopkins: BCMB
Do you guys think I am shooting for the right programs given my stats? Too high/low? Any schools you think I should look into?