I have a confession... I really dislike experimenting on animals in the lab, not because I'm ethically against it, but because I'm squimish. I really dont like touching rats, mice... monkeys. ugh. I used to work in a leech lab, and I really hated dissecting those things... two questions: 1) Am I the only one who feels this way, and will I eventually get over it? (2 years in a leech lab and I still hate those things - have you actually seen a full grown leech!!! ugh! aksjdhaksdad. yuck. and they really do eat blood... and only blood... and they're too stupid to stop eating, so they just eat until they vomit it up... AND THEN KEEP EATING). I'm interested in neuroscience... a lot of work involves things like mice and monkeys and cutting mice heads off.... I dont know if I can handle that. 2) How ammenable are most MSTP programs to switching PhDs from one field to another. can I get in through a neuro program and then move into a biochemistry, cell biology, biomedical engineering PhD... just something that doesnt require a lot of contact with lab animals. appreciate the help guys and dolls.