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  1. On 9/12/2018 at 7:31 AM, strugglebus2k17 said:

    I'm a first year PhD student in a microbiology/immunology department. Some great Microbiology programs in the united states that you might consider are UNC Chappel Hill, Scripps, Baylor College of Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai, UPenn, UMich, Tulane, University of Washington, Washington University in St. Louis. University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) is a great microbiology school for tropical/emerging microbiology. Harvard is a top school for Virology. 

    Thank you for the suggestions. So right now, where do you learn?

  2. On 8/12/2018 at 2:14 AM, lmb123 said:

    I think you're aiming high, and at the very least need to diversify your list to include some schools where you can be more confident that you have a shot at admission. I would recommend applying to at least 5 schools. Without knowing the area you're interested in doing research it's hard to make recommendations, but I'm sure if you add more schools you're interested in to your list, then people here can give you more feedback.

    Thank you lmb123.

    I have reviewed some schools: Cold Spring Harbor, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NYU Slacker, Stower Institute.

    My research interest is bacteriophage application to beat multi-drug resistant bacteria.

    Thank you.

  3. 7 hours ago, StemCellFan said:

    I'm not familiar with the microbiology field, however I think you might be aiming too high and being an international student adds another degree of competitiveness.  3 schools are too little of an amount to apply to, especially with schools that are in the top or middle/top tier like these.  When I see a small school list like this it's typically from people who contact faculty to join a lab rather than go through a general admissions process, or they apply to a small number of schools due to financial reasons or geographical limitations.  Or they have very niche research interests.  Unless you fall into any of those categories, I would highly suggest adding a few more middle-tier schools to your list if you can.  You should be aiming for 6-10 schools if possible.

    Thank you for the answer. Yes, your thoughts are right. I am applying to those schools because I want to continue my Master thesis topic (not exactly the same, but similar), and also I am very concern regarding the registration fees. Is there any suggestion for "degree of competitiveness"?

     

    Thank you

     

  4. Hi! I have a plan to apply Ph.D. school for this year or the following year. I have summarized my profile. So, would you mind giving me any advice on my list?

    Undergrad Institution: Top Private University in Indonesia

    Major(s): Biotechnology
    Minor(s): Biology
    GPA in Major:  (not sure)
    Overall GPA: 3.93 / 4
    Position in Class: Top 3

    Master Institution: Mid-Tier Private University in Taiwan
    Major(s): School of Medicine
    Minor(s): Microbiology
    GPA in Major: (not sure)
    Overall GPA: 3.95 / 4

     

    Type of Student: International/Asian, Male

    GRE Scores :
    Q:
    V:
    W:
    B: 

    TOEFL Total: Take on September

    IELTS Total: 6.5 (L: 6.0; R: 7.5; S: 6.5;W:6.0)

    Research Experience:

    • 1 summer research (~3 months) in Bioinformatics at one of Indonesia research institutes
    • 1 years undergraduate research related to Bioinformatics at my home institute
    • 2 years master research related to bacteriophages at my home institute

    Have 1 abstract in Genome Announcement

    Awards/Honors/Recognitions: 

    Pertinent Activities or Jobs: 

    • Laboratory Assistant (2 semesters different lab.)

    Courses:

    • Undergrad biology (bioinformatics, microbiology, molecular cell biology, etc.), chemistry,  protein structure modeling


    Applying to Where: Ph.D. Microbiology

    • Rockefeller University
    • University of Pittsburgh
    • University of Wisconsin-Madison (MTDP)

    I know it will be very tough with my education background. So I really need advice regarding my choices, is that too high or quite acceptable?

     

    Thank you

  5. Hi! Would you mind giving me any advice on my list?

    Undergrad Institution: Top Private University in Indonesia

    Major(s): Biotechnology
    Minor(s): Biology
    GPA in Major:  (not sure)
    Overall GPA: 3.93 / 4
    Position in Class: Top 3

    Master Institution: Mid-Tier Private University in Taiwan
    Major(s): School of Medicine
    Minor(s): Microbiology
    GPA in Major: (not sure)
    Overall GPA: 3.95 / 4

     

    Type of Student: International/Asian, Male

    GRE Scores :
    Q:
    V:
    W:
    B: 

    TOEFL Total: Take on September

    IELTS Total: 6.5 (L: 6.0; R: 7.5; S: 6.5;W:6.0)

    Research Experience:

    • 1 summer research (~3 months) in Bioinformatics at one of Indonesia research institutes
    • 1 years undergraduate research related to Bioinformatics at my home institute
    • 2 years master research related to bacteriophages at my home institute

    Have 1 abstract in Genome Announcement

    Awards/Honors/Recognitions: 

    Pertinent Activities or Jobs: 

    • Laboratory Assistant (2 semesters different lab.)

    Courses:

    • Undergrad biology (bioinformatics, microbiology, molecular cell biology, etc.), chemistry,  protein structure modelling


    Applying to Where: PhD Microbiology

    • Rockefeller University
    • University of Pittsburgh
    • University of Wisconsin-Madison (MTDP)

    I know it will be very tough with my education background. So I really need advice regarding my choices, is that too high or quite acceptable?

     

    Thank you

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