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  1. 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

    Hi everyone I've since taken the GRE and tweaked my list of schools; would love more feedback from anyone if possible. GRE Scores (revised/old version) Q: 161 (78th percentile) V: 170 (99th percentile) W: 5 (93rd percentile) School List: Harvard -DMS Virology UCSF -BMS Rockefeller Mount Sinai U Penn -CAMB Northwestern -DGP University of Washington (MCB and Microbiology) University of Maryland Boston University Emory University of Chicago
  2. 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

    Looks like you into some very good programs, so that is reassuring
  3. 2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

    I am currently a research technician in a virology lab and looking to apply to grad schools for virology (this is usually within a cell/molecular bio or microbio program.) Would love to hear if my list of schools are good choices for virology research/ how strong of an applicant I would be! Undergrad Institution: Big Ten, top research university, strong microbio reputation Major(s): Biology, French Minor(s): Global Cultures GPA in Major: not sureā€¦ I had great grades in biology electives but struggled with organic chemistry Overall GPA: 3.73 Position in Class: Top 20% Type of Student: Female domestic GRE Scores (revised/old version): taking later this month Q: V: W: B: Research Experience: 1.5 years genetics research characterizing a drosophila gene family (well known PI, see below). Worked part-time during the school year and full time during the summer. Two poster presentations at my university. There was talk of working on a manuscript but since I (as well as my mentor) left the lab not much has materialized. 1.5 years (by time of app) virology research ( well known PI in virology field). One semester part time, 1 year full time. Two poster presentations; one for the university and one for the private research institute at which we are based. Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Graduated with Distinction (top 20% of class) Dean's list 3/7 semesters Germaine Mercier scholarship (not relevant, it's from the French department) Member of the American Society for Virology (attended ASV'17 but didn't present) Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Any Miscellaneous Accomplishments that Might Help: graduated a semester work full time on research Special Bonus Points: One of my recommenders is extremely well known in his field (evolution/ genetics) and to the greater science community My current PI is well known/regarded in the virology field Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Worried about two things, if anyone has input: I took a semester off of research between labs to study abroad (for my French major) I got C's in both semester of organic chemistry ( I plan to address in personal statement) Applying to Where: I have 13 schools on the list right now and would like to narrow down to maximum 10. I tried to have a range of schools in terms of prestige. Harvard -DMS Virology Yale -BBS UCSF -BMS Rockefeller Mount Sinai U Penn -CAMB Northwestern -DGP University of Washington University of Michigan University of Maryland Boston University Albert Einstein College of Medicine Oregon Health and Science University