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glow_gene last won the day on January 8 2015

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  1. Hi glow-gene, I saw your post in the 2016 applicant forum and thought I'd send you a message. I just submitted my applications and WUSTL's Molecular Genetics and Genomics program is a top choice for me. 

    really want to get an interview at WUSTL, because that is where I shine. On paper, my stats aren't so great: 

    Undergrad: Top Liberal Arts School

    GPA: 2.98

    Major GPA: 3.0

    GRE V: 161 (87%)

    GRE Q: 159 (75%)

    GRE AWA: 5.0 (93%)

    Research Experience: 

    3 separate summer internships, working mostly in human psychiatric genetics (one in plant genomics). 2 years post-grad working as an RA in a top human psychiatric genetics lab, one paper in PNAS with nobel laureate (mid-author), another in submission to Neuron, 2 posters. 

    Bonus points: I've done independent student research as an undergrad, received several (small) grants to fund my summer research, and my LOR's are pretty strong. 


    Do you have any idea whether I could be a competitive applicant at a place like WUSTL? I'm hoping my vast experience in human psychiatric genetics (a strong focus at WUSTL) will be a plus. However, I know my GPA might keep me out... 


    Any advice would be very much appreciated.

    1. glow_gene


      Hey there, 

      I am so sorry I'm just seeing this! I never got a notification about a pending message. My sincere apologies that I wasn't able to give any feedback and I hope your interview season is going well.


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