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Biology classes have always fascinated me. Although my grades for other classes were also high, I was not having the same pleasure that I did during biology classes. When I started at high school, they had already become my favorite classes. Exploring the living world had become an enormous interest for me. That is why I guess my years in high school molded my decisions about my prospective career. Until then, I had considered a general spectrum spanning being a doctor, a biologist, a molecular biologist and geneticist and an ecologist.
As my major, I resolved to study Molecular Biology and Genetics, because I envision that it will lead the 21st century. A general understanding of the mechanisms underlying life in combination with gene therapeutics could prevent most, if not all, fatal diseases, including cancers and AIDS, and could also be used to treat non life-threatening disorders such as
infertility. Selection of “healthy” gametes may increase the rate of successful fertilization and lead to healthy generations in turn. Life expectancy will increase as new approaches are discovered. The quality of life will improve as well as the longevity. Indeed, increasing the level of food supplies by genetically engineered plants has already been a hope to meet the demands of ever increasing human population.
As I was introduced to the departmental classes and laboratory sessions at XXXX University, I became totally sure that Molecular Biology and Genetics was the right field for me. I never felt uneasy in laboratories with which I was essentially familiar. It was such an incredible experience to grow bacteria, extract their DNA, run it on a gel and visualize it under UV light. And voila! The DNA bands, otherwise invisible, mysteriously appeared! It was like solving the mystery of the map of King Solomon’s Lost Treasure; under daylight nothing is visible but under moonlight when the moon is full and nearest to the earth, the directions showing the way to the Treasure appear. In that instant I realized that, laboratories were still my playgrounds; having fun while exploring, which turned out to be my life style as the years passed by.
After a while, I felt that the classes and laboratory sessions were no longer sufficient to satisfy my hunger of exploring. Hence, starting from the second term of my undergraduate study, I volunteered in various projects in the research labs:
In Dr Green’s laboratory, I was mainly introduced to practical techniques, learned how to handle laboratory equipments and how to work in a team as well as familiarizing with the fields of Cell and Molecular Biology. In Dr Brown’s laboratory, as an independent research student working on starfish oocytes, I learned how to read scientific papers, scientific thinking, troubleshooting, asking, testing and analyzing a problem as well as new techniques. It was Dr Brown who introduced me to Developmental Biology. As I finished the second
year of my degree, I decided to have a working experience abroad. My aim was firstly, to survive on my own in a different culture and secondly, to familiarize with as many fields as possible so that I would be better able to choose the field for my graduate study. For this reason I applied to Professor Black’s laboratory at Harvard School of Public Health and was introduced to Biochemistry. I attended various orientation programs related with laboratory safety, radioactivity and biologically hazardous materials. My stay there resulted in an accelerated publication and provided me to take a part in criticizing and writing a scientific article. At the end of my study, I presented my work, which was my first presentation. Since I enjoyed my stay in Harvard very much and I was attracted to Developmental Biology the most, I decided to organize another internship for the summer following my junior year. In Professor Johnson’s laboratory at Kings College London, this time working on spermatozoa, I attained a better understanding of Endocrinology and Developmental Biology and learned how to handle laboratory animals. The data that I obtained during my study there will be published in a prospective article. And as a project student in my final year, feeling increasingly self-confident, I have resolved to study further as soon as I finish my degree. I believe that my critical, independent thinking will improve more as I go through a graduate education, specialize and have the leading role in a research project. I feel totally ready to challenge such a responsibility.
I would like to continue my education of biology, which started at the age of six, at Duke University. It is among the top ten universities of the world. The research conducted by the distinguished faculty in the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology is unique to just few places in the world and has been published in top journals. Moreover Duke University provides various subjects and advisors to the graduate students to choose for their study, especially in Developmental Biology. Taking these facts under consideration as well as the experiences that I had in the USA during my stay, I believe that Duke University would be the best choice for my education following my graduation.