I’ve had a wonderful time during my stay here with the MMG department. My experience in UVM MMG started as a high school student looking for a college program. I sent an e-mail inquiring about the department and received quick response, thanking me for my interest and describing the program of study. That’s when I knew, I would be attending UVM the next year. The person who answered my email? My future advisor. As a student, my experience has continued to be excellent. The courses and their respective instructors are top notch. The labs provide genuine, hands on experience in experimentation that actually feels useful and prepares the student for time spent in a research laboratory.
Ramiro, a native of Costa Rica, graduated with a double major in Computer Science and pure Mathematics from the University of Costa Rica, and then decided to try to find the meaning of life in a small Buddhist center in Shelburne, Vermont. Eventually he met Dr. Jeff Bond and started working for him as a bioinformatics programmer. He loved it. During that time, he learned a lot more about molecular biology, and about the use of quantitative/computational methods in research.