I haven't stopped lurking this forum since I sent in my applications but I haven't seen much overlap to where I am applying, I figured I'd post my info in case there are any other similar lurkers.
Undergrad: Decently ranked small liberal arts school
Major: Behavioral Neuroscience and Psychology
Major GPA: 3.6
GRE: V-161 (88th %), Q-156 (60th %), AW-4.5 (81st %)
Where I have applied: Colorado - Boulder (Behavioral, Psychiatric, Statistical Genetics/neuro), Utah (neuro), Iowa (neuro), OHSU (neuro), Illinois (neuro), Rutgers (Behavioral and Neural Sciences), Dartmouth (Quantitative biomedical sciences), University of Alabama Birmingham (neuro)
Research Experience: ~3.5 years so far
* 1.5 years post-bac full-time research in a computational biology/neuro lab
* 2 years undergrad in a variety of labs: a few traumatic brain injury labs, an animal cognition lab, and a clinical psych lab
Publications: 5 posters so far, 3 of which are 1st author. 2 in a major conference, won't have a paper in press for at least a few more months.
Research interests: these have changed significantly since I graduated so I have been trying to get as much post-bac experience in the appropriate field. I am interested in finding biomarkers predictive of cognitive phenotype and risk for psychiatric conditions using genetic and neuroimaging data.
* Should have 3 very strong LoR, and felt surprisingly good about my SoP
Anyone applying to similar programs? Or know of other programs where there's some faculty focused on psychiatric genetics still accepting apps?