So, I want to continue in my field of research (which is relatively narrow), so I asked my PI for recommendations. The schools I've listed have labs of interest that are accepting students for Fall 2017.
Comments, critiques, concerns? Thanks!
Undergrad Institution: State schoolMajor(s): MicrobiologyMinor(s):GPA in Major:Overall GPA: 3.81Position in Class: Not sure, probably towards topType of Student: Female minority
GRE Scores (revised/old version):Q: 158 (70%)V: 164 (94%)W: 5.0 (93%)Research Experience:
3 years in one lab
one project with two poster presentations and I'll be an author on a pub this spring
one project for honors thesis with one poster presentation
miscellaneous projects here and there
Summer intern at Albert Einstein College of Medicine
6 months in another lab, more of my entry into research than anything else
Pertinent Activities or Jobs:
Lab assistant for yet another lab
Any Miscellaneous Accomplishments that Might Help:
Special Bonus Points:
My field is pretty small, so my PI's name has weight, which I hope will come in handy.
Applied for GRFP
Lots of experience with anaerobic growth, necessary for aforementioned narrow field
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:
I don't think there's much other than a lack of pubs.Applying to Where:
(I was submission-happy this week after the GRFP and already to applied to University of Oklahoma - Microbiology and University of Arkansas - Cell and Molecular Bio.)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Molecular and Cell Bio
Duke University - Genetics and Genomics