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  1. Protein53

    would genomics clinical research be a disadvantage?

    Thanks for your input
  2. hi everyone, I am extremely worried about application and want to know your opinions. Here's some info: Undergrad Institution: big public research school in florida Major(s): cell, developmental and molecular biology as well as public health sciences (dual degree) GPA in Major: 3.8+ ( all my upper level cell and molecular biology classes are A+) Overall GPA: 3.83 Position in Class :top Type of Student: International and female. GRE Scores (revised/old version): didn’t take it yet, most don’t require it anymore. Research Experience: Cancer research for 3 years. Topic – next generation sequencing/genomics. Led to a publication in a top oncology journal as 1stauthor (YAYY!). However, it was more clinical research than wet lab research. But, due to studying in a big research school, our lab classes were extensive and led me to know a lot of the molecular biology techniques and running gels and e.t.c. I graduated a month ago, and one of my professors recommended me to my current PI, where I am doing wet lab research and I absolutely love it. Uptill my application, I would have around 5 months and would continue till I start grad school. Awards/Honors/Recognitions: I completed my dual degree in 9 semesters out of the usual 11 and out of 9 semesters, received dean’s list for 6 of them. Pertinent Activities or Jobs: volunteered and tutored Basic science to kids who are refugees/minories/low economic status (who were between 2ndgrade and 5thgrade). Had 2-3 leadership positions while at school. Went on service trips to talk and motivate young girls to pursue stem careers. Lots of other EC’s. Special Bonus Points: 4 recommenders 1- Doctor I worked on research with – doctor at one of the top cancer hospitals in the country. 2- Professor who knows me very well – for developmental biology – did his post doc at UCSF – well known name 3- Professor who knows me very well – molecular biology – did his post doc at Dana Farber at Harvard – known scientist within his field 4- Current PI – also post doc from Dana Farber. I have been interested in research all long and extremely passionate about cells (specifically chromatin structure, mitotic spindle, cell signaling and, DNA repair) but due to time commitments and a lot on my plate, was unable to actual independent bench research. However, I don’t regret my decision to pursue clinical genomics research in one of the rarest cancers in the world in a top cancer hospital. It was a great experience, but I am worried that I would be at a disadvantage for not having enough wet lab experience under a certain PI. Applying to Where: Well, I need some suggestions. I have read a lot about molecular biology programs and have spent days reading about various labs in universities, but here are some places where I liked more than 1 lab. Not too sure if I should apply this year or next. UChicago Cancer Biology JHU – BCMB (long shot) Princeton cell biology, development and cancer UT Austin – Cell and Molecular Biology Duke – Molecular Cancer Biology Georgetown – BMCB UCSF Tetrad Cincinnati Childrens – Molecular and developmental biology Harvard MCB (extremely long shot)
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    2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

    Undergrad Institution: big public research school in florida Major(s): cell, developmental and molecular biology as well as public health sciences (dual degree) GPA in Major: 3.8+ ( all my upper level cell and molecular biology classes are A+) Overall GPA: 3.83 Position in Class :top Type of Student: International and female. GRE Scores (revised/old version): didn’t take it yet, most don’t require it anymore. Research Experience: Cancer research for 3 years. Topic – next generation sequencing/genomics. Led to a publication in a top oncology journal as 1stauthor (YAYY!). However, it was more clinical research than wet lab research. But, due to studying in a big research school, our lab classes were extensive and led me to know a lot of the molecular biology techniques and running gels and e.t.c. I graduated a month ago, and one of my professors recommended me to my current PI, where I am doing wet lab research and I absolutely love it. Uptill my application, I would have around 5 months and would continue till I start grad school. Awards/Honors/Recognitions: I completed my dual degree in 9 semesters out of the usual 11 and out of 9 semesters, received dean’s list for 6 of them. Pertinent Activities or Jobs: volunteered and tutored Basic science to kids who are refugees/minories/low economic status (who were between 2ndgrade and 5thgrade). Had 2-3 leadership positions while at school. Went on service trips to talk and motivate young girls to pursue stem careers. Lots of other EC’s. Special Bonus Points: 4 recommenders 1- Doctor I worked on research with – doctor at one of the top cancer hospitals in the country. 2- Professor who knows me very well – for developmental biology – did his post doc at UCSF – well known name 3- Professor who knows me very well – molecular biology – did his post doc at Dana Farber at Harvard – known scientist within his field 4- Current PI – also post doc from Dana Farber. I have been interested in research all long and extremely passionate about cells (specifically chromatin structure, mitotic spindle, cell signaling and, DNA repair) but due to time commitments and a lot on my plate, was unable to actual independent bench research. However, I don’t regret my decision to pursue clinical genomics research in one of the rarest cancers in the world in a top cancer hospital. It was a great experience, but I am worried that I would be at a disadvantage for not having enough wet lab experience under a certain PI. Applying to Where: Well, I need some suggestions. I have read a lot about molecular biology programs and have spent days reading about various labs in universities, but here are some places where I liked more than 1 lab. Not too sure if I should apply this year or next. UChicago Cancer Biology JHU – BCMB (long shot) Princeton cell biology, development and cancer UT Austin – Cell and Molecular Biology Duke – Molecular Cancer Biology Georgetown – BMCB UCSF Tetrad Cincinnati Childrens – Molecular and developmental biology Harvard MCB (extremely long shot)
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