Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Exciting possibilities

I found out today that I have a shot at getting into Joe Thornton's lab. If it works out I would probably be working on phylogenetic reconstruction of ancestral gene sequences. It seems really interesting and it could turn into a really valuable experience for me; possibly even a foot in the door to get into one of the more exciting grad schools I hope to go to one day. In any case I practiced reaching out to someone who is a leader in the field of computational biology which is exactly what I need to keep doing to succeed.