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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.
I 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
Major GPA: 3.0
GRE V: 161 (87%)
GRE Q: 159 (75%)
GRE AWA: 5.0 (93%)
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.