samman1994 Posted September 23, 2017 Share Posted September 23, 2017 Hello everyone, First and foremost, I want to apologize for asking so many questions in general (and cluttering up the feeds with them). I hope at the very least they are at least good questions that other people may have and can find answers to. I had a question regarding the final portion of your SOP where you discuss your future goals/plans. How specific should I be? For example, my eventual goal is to understand how a particular disease/protein involved in disease works, and through that, design a drug around that (and also test drugs interactions); thereby curing the disease/problem. Now this is very general of course. The detailed version would probably look at a particular type of diseases, and then say focus on one disease such as Alzheimers. Alzheimers is caused primarily by aggregating amyloid plaques, so if I were to be super specific: I'd like to use the structural biology and biophysical skills I've learned at X school, to solve Alzheimers by elucidating the structure of amyloid plaques and finding out how to disrupt the formation of these aggregates in the first place (i.e. preventing Alzheimers from happening). So my question is again, how specific do you want to be? 1) I want to cure disease by understanding how proteins work. 2) I want to cure neurodegenerative diseases by understanding how proteins function through solving their structure and probing their dynamics 3)I want to cure Alzheimers by elucidating the structure of amyloid plaques and disrupting their formation Each level is more specific in its focus, and its methodology addressing how to solve the focuses problem. Jyothi 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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