Student Seeks Advice
ez049617 at dale.ucdavis.edu
Thu Aug 3 14:21:27 EST 1995
Ola Ekunkonye (olae at anshar.shadow.net) wrote:
: I am a first year university student interested in pursuing a career in
: Genetic Engineering. What is the best major to pursue for this field.
: What preparation at this level would lay the best foundation to enter
: this field. Does anyone know of a formal undergrad track toward Genetic
: Engineering etc.
: I would appreciate responses via e-mail, any insight would be of great
Gentic Engineering is a tool. What do you want to study using genetic
engineering? That is the question, unless of course you are really
interested in the more technical aspects. I suggest you take biology,
molecular biology, genetics and biochemistry courses. Intro microbiology
is also good. Work in a lab! You will learn a lot just from scrubbing
dishes because you will be able to see what people do. Do you have the
patience to deal with lots of tiny microfugetubes ? Grad schools want
to see that you have the initiative to get into a lab and hopefully to do
some independent research.
Best of luck,
Anne, a grad student in genetics.
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