Prospective DBG Graduate Students
We are receiving many inquiries about PhD studies in the DBG and appreciate the interest in our group. I cannot respond to all email inquiries because I am on sabbatical, but let me list the traits of successful applicants to our lab to better inform candidates about their chances:
A. All the applicants have good grades, but at SEAS you probably need to have a GPA >3.5 to be competitive
B. Successful applicants usually have 2+ years of research experience and their name on an abstract or paper. For applicants with industrial experience, the applications are looked at a bit differently….the important thing is that you first lab experience is not in graduate school….and that by the time you get here, you know your way around a lab.
C. Generally, the typical BME curriculum is not adequate preparation for graduate studies in engineering at Harvard. Extensive coursework in mathematics, mechanics (fluid and solid), and control theory is looked upon favorably. I want to stress that partial differential equations should be a course you take before matriculating at SEAS.
D. Your application to Harvard should state specifically which laboratories you are interested in working in, listed by name of the PI. Its the only way to make sure your application is reviewed by a PI.
E. If you email me, send me your CV with your references listed. I do my own checks and if you look like a match, I will call you for a phone interview and I will call your references…so have their contact information on our CV.
I hope this helps and good luck in your applications!
General Daniel B. Allyn visits the DBG September 14th, 2016
The DBG had the pleasure of hosting General Daniel B. Allyn, Vice Chief of Staff of the US Army, for a tour of the lab on September 14, 2016. Pictured here with General Allyn are (left to right) lab members and Veterans Ian Perkins (USA), Angie Greer (USA), Ben Maoz (IDF), General Allyn, Prof. Kit Parker (LTC, Reserves), John Ferrier (USAF), Alex Cho (USMC), and BG Michael Phillips USA (Ret.).
Thank you summer students! August 30th, 2016
Thank you to all the undergraduate students who spent time working in the lab over the summer. We wish you all the best this school year!
|Alex Cho, Northeastern University|
|Alexandra Bell, United States Military Academy at West Point|
|Aviv Preminger, Weslyan University|
|Beom Jin An, United States Military Academy at West Point|
|Brian Fountaine, Northeastern University|
|Charlie Alver, Harvard University|
|Daniel Villarreal, Bunker Hill Community College|
|Ian Perkins, Northeastern University|
|John Doyle, Bunker Hill Community College|
|Joseph Schlessinger, United States Military Academy at West Point|
|Karaghen Hudson, Harvard University|
|Kenneth Sims, United States Military Academy at West Point|
|Lauren Dickinson, Hendrix College|
|Madeleine Dahl, Bunker Hill Community College|
|Natalie Nepa, United States Military Academy at West Point|
|Nikita Budnik, McGill University|
|Oscar Deal, United States Military Academy at West Point|
|Ryan Halvorson, Harvard University|
|Sayo Eweje, Harvard University|
|Zachary Riggenbach, United States Military Academy at West Point|
Welcome, John! August 10th, 2016
The DBG would like to welcome Post-Doctoral Fellow John Zimmerman, who joined the group August 3. John comes to us from the University of Chicago, where he recently completed his Ph.D. in Chemistry. We are excited to have John here!
Welcome, General Phillips! August 1st, 2016
Brigadier General Michael D. Phillips, Ph.D. (USA, Retired) has joined the Disease Biophysics Group, effective August 1, continuing a longstanding collaboration. Most recently, General Phillips served as a Professor of Applied Mathematics and Head of the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the United States Military Academy at West Point. We are looking forward to having him with us full time!
Welcome back, Professor Shin! July 18th, 2016
The DBG would like to welcome Professor Kwanwoo Shin who is visiting us from Sogang University in Seoul, Korea. Professor Shin is the Chair of the Department of Chemistry and the Director of the Institute of Biological Interfaces. We are grateful for our continued collaboration and partnership with Professor Shin and his lab!