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Which of these fields is a good idea? Question for biologists please

  1. Mar 27, 2014 #1
    Hi everyone I applied to some plant biology programs for grad school but I don't think I will get into any of them be because they are quite prestigious and my gre and grades are not amazing.

    I'm thinking of getting research experience for a year and applying next year. I'm looking at lab tech jobs for anything biology related.

    I originally wanted to do plant science or ecology but a research scientist recently told me that ecology is not a good idea. He says there is very little funding. That got me thinking about which fields are a good idea to get into in biology.

    At first I was very repelled at the idea of working in biomedicine but I'm thinking now that I should keep my options open.

    The fields I'm thinking of right now are mostly:
    Plant biology (specifically plant chemistry and natural products research)
    Environmental microbiology
    Environmental science/atmospheric science
    Toxicology/air and water quality
    Anything environment related

    If I had to work in biomedicine the issues I find interesting are:
    Cancer biology
    Molecular biology of aging
    How nutrition affects epigenetic markers
    Neurodegenerative diseases
    Genetic diseases/genomic medicine
    Gene therapy gene counseling

    My major is biochemistry which is typically more useful for biomedical research. I was also passionate about environmental biology though and plants in particular. However I want to know which field is a good idea or not please and thank you.
     
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