Our application process begins with you submitting a completed application to the Graduate College including, three letters of recommendation, all higher education transcripts, GRE scores, TOEFL scores (if not a native English speaker), and the associated application fee. The CMB Recruitment and Admissions Committee will review completed applications for appropriate qualifications, skills, knowledge and motivation. Decisions will be based on a variety of criteria including: undergraduate GPA, GRE scores, letters of reference, statement of purpose, educational background as demonstrated on all transcripts, and an interview (Skype, phone, or on-campus).
I was born and raised in Cyprus, and completed my Genetics BSc at the University of York in England. As part of my BSc, I spent a year working as a research scientist at AstraZeneca. I joined the CMB PhD program in 2009, and became a member of the Thali lab in August 2010. I have presented my work at international meetings, including two oral presentations (at the 2013 EMBO Workshop on Cell-Cell Fusion in Israel, and at the 2014 Cold Spring Harbor Retroviruses conference). Mel Symeonides