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Plant Perspectives

Discussion in 'Physician Scientists' started by T-Rex, Nov 26, 2002.

  1. T-Rex

    T-Rex Member
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    Nov 26, 2002
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    Hi All,
    Im new to this board, so please excuse me if this has been answered before.

    I've just started my Master's in Biochemistry and i've selected a research topic which involves hypersensitive responses in plant virus interactions. The question is - do MD/PhD programs care if your research involved plant systems and not ranimal/mammalian subjects? Thanks so much - no one was able to help me with this question much here at school....
  2. no i really dont think it matters.
  3. Doctor&Geek

    Doctor&Geek 25 > 5 / 15 < 8
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    Mar 25, 2002
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    I don't think you should sweat it too much. Research experience is research experience; in-situ hybridization, PCR, and even grinding up tissue is a common process to most if not all branches of molecular biology.

    When you go into interview however, many of the people you'll interview won't have a clue or will have a very murky idea of what you're working on, so you're likely to get questions out of left field. Relating hypersensitivity response to human inflammation response might be something to think about as you complete your degree.

    Best of luck.

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