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US Universities with excellent Biology programs?

  1. Jan 30, 2004 #1

    Monique

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    I'm crazy. I moved from the US back to the Netherlands to start a research career here, but I am not satisfied and want to move back to the US..

    I want to know which Universities are known for their Biology programs and if those are nice cities to live in. I could just stop working on whatever I am working on right now and study hard to enter a PhD program. When are the usual application deadlines anyway? Lol, this is really inpulsive thinking..
     
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  3. Jan 30, 2004 #2

    Monique

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    How about princeton.. I've been told they are good :)
     
  4. Jan 30, 2004 #3

    Monique

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    I've made up my mind, I'm going to Princeton.. who cares that only 1 in 7 get admission, my background is strong enough that they can't refuse me :) Greg, you'll write me a recommendation letter right? :wink:

    I'll regret this though when homesickness starts to kick in again.. I'll just convince my parents to emmigrate or something :)
     
  5. Jan 30, 2004 #4

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    You might also want to check out UCSF, Monique. They have an extremely highly regarded grad program that focuses entirely on biology and the like. Anything biology field you're interested in, you could probably study there, along with lots of opportunities (I imagine) for lots of interdisciplinary biology studies.

    http://www.ucsf.edu/academics/schools.html

    Princeton is a good school, but you mentioned a nice place to live too. Which would you pick, San Francisco or JERSEY?
     
  6. Jan 30, 2004 #5
    so you want somewhere relatively warm?


    in other words, how far north would you be willing to go?
     
  7. Jan 30, 2004 #6

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    YES! MONIQUE!! SAN FRANCISCO!! If you love Amsterdam, you'll LOVE San Francisco. I lived there for several years and just LOVED it! It is a wonderful city with excellent restaurants and SO many things to do. I learned to fly stunt-kites while living there - one of the more really FUN things I like to do. I actually flew a chain of 25 kites at the SF Marina Green - dang near got lifed off my feet and dumped into the bay by those kites!! Good thing my kite buddies had a hold of the belt-loops on my jeans or I'd have been a floater!!
    YEAH!! SF!! Ivan and I will come visit!! (But don't let THAT scare you off :wink:)
    If you like to camp, one of the most beautiful campgrounds I've ever seen in my life is a few hours north of SF (just south of Eureka). Yeah! Let's go camping! EVO! Wanna go camping with us?
     
  8. Jan 30, 2004 #7

    Evo

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    I LOVE CAMPING!!!! Just tell me when and where!!!
     
  9. Jan 30, 2004 #8

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    What about coming to Miami. You get nice weather, beaches, and lots of parties.

    Here are some links about south florida:

    Key Biscayne:
    http://www.key-biscayne.com/

    South Beach:
    http://www.sobenightsonline.com/

    Everglades National Park:
    http://www.florida-everglades.com/

    And if you interested in actually studying, here are some peoples' webpages you can look through. Most of the biological research done at the University of Miami is focused on animal and plant ecology, mostly because of the everglades, but they also do some cellular and DNA stuff.

    http://www.bio.miami.edu/people.html
     
  10. Jan 30, 2004 #9

    chroot

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    May I put in my $0.02? Not only is SF one of the best cities in the world, we have a number of world-class universities within a short drive here: UCSF, UC Berkeley (also known as simply "Cal") and Stanford.

    I live about a mile from Stanford, or about 15 minutes south of SF, and I can attest to the academic prowess AND the great quality of life here. :smile:

    - Warren
     
  11. Jan 30, 2004 #10

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  12. Jan 30, 2004 #11

    Evo

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    heheh, I just saw chroot's post. You can move in with him!
     
  13. Jan 30, 2004 #12

    chroot

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    Yeah, there's no doubt Stanford is an incredible school. I know a lot of graduate students there, as you can imagine. I live with a chemistry postdoc and a guy who got his MD there.

    - Warren
     
  14. Jan 30, 2004 #13

    Monique

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    now Chroot has talked me into staying in Europe Germany germany.. hm, now I really don't know it anymore :(
     
  15. Jan 30, 2004 #14

    chroot

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    Hey I thought I was trying to get you to come pick lychees with me on the central California coast!

    - Warren
     
  16. Jan 30, 2004 #15

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    Well, WAY TO GO, chroot!! Ya dumb f***! (JUS' KIDDING! Actually, I take it back. Unless you've been PMing, I don't see where you talked her into staying...)

    *lightbult goes on over head*

    Come ON, Monique!! I've got a plan! Since cost of living IS a bit high in the Bay Area - we'll ALL move in with chroot and his buddies! We'll be 'house mice'!! You can do the cooking (you sound like a GOOD one in other threads, but no weird or gross stuff like chicken feet, OK?). Evo can bring her French Maid outfit and do what SHE does, and I'll...uh...waterski the bay? NO! I'll be the gardener and I'll keep Evo's dog from eating the house! YEAH! That'll be my job!!

    What do you think?
     
  17. Jan 30, 2004 #16

    Tsu

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    And ARTICHOKES!!! YUM!!! The grow like weeds there! And then there's that GIANT one in...is it Castroville?
     
  18. Jan 30, 2004 #17

    Evo

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    Wait, "I" garden!!! It's one of the loves of my life. Ok, Tsunami, we can co-garden and you can try to prevent the DOG OF EVIL from destroying everything!
     
  19. Jan 30, 2004 #18

    chroot

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    I'll have to buy a few extra pillows!

    But seriously, it really would be so much fun to have all you awesome people over. :smile:

    - Warren
     
  20. Jan 30, 2004 #19

    Evo

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    Hey, a sleepover would be fun! But seriously, Tsunami and I together might tear a hole in the fabric of the universe.
     
  21. Jan 30, 2004 #20

    chroot

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    I think we might be hijacking Monique's thread a little bit!

    - Warren
     
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