||[Nov. 17th, 2006|12:27 am]
Hey guys, I'm new in the community.
I'm a Computer Science major at Virginia Tech. Not too pleased with CS, though I do appreciate the perspective it's given me. So I'm getting out of it.
So I'm trying to apply to graduate schools to do work in synthetic biology. So far I'm applying to Berkeley, BU, MIT, and probably UCSD. Unfortunately, I can't find any 'safety' schools that do anything like synthetic biology, or even the genetic side of bioengineering. A couple places do the mechanical variety of bioeng, but it's obviously not synthetic biology and thus not what I'm looking for.
Failing a backup synthetic bio Ph.D. program, what about biophysics with the sort of focus that would allow me to go into synthetic?
Thanks very much!
PS: I'm *not* really looking for computational, despite my undergrad background. I really want to be doing protein/RNA engineering, minimal cell design, etc.