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  • tall says:

    Thiѕ weƅsite was… how do I say іt? Relevant!! Finally I’ve found sоmething that helped me.
    Appreсiate it!

    • Sharon Presnell says:

      So glad to hear that! Feel free to post additional questions through our help desk any time – we are passionate about sharing our knowledge!

  • Sharon Presnell says:

    There are many good schools, no one ‘best’ in my opinion. The field of cell biology is incredibly broad and encompasses basic biochemistry, drug discovery and development, regenerative medicine and tissue engineering, and myriad other career choices. The most important thing is to take the time (and effort) to get a solid foundation in the biological area of interest (i.e., basic cell biology, biochemistry, genetic and epigenetic regulation) and then layer on additional disciplines (engineering, statistics, epidemiology), and ultimately take the time to learn the anatomy and physiology of the system(s) you are working on. If you are interested most in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, try to choose a university or college with a medical or veterinary school – this will provide some exposure to translational work that may be more difficult to access in other settings. As early as possible, seek internships or job-shadowing opportunities so you can develop a grounded understanding of what the actual day-to-day is like for jobs that you might like to pursue. Lastly, don’t be in a hurry. Take the time to develop depth and breadth so that you are equipped to handle each step on the career ladder.

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