In article <3bor2r$mk5 at newsbf01.news.aol.com>, dave010 at aol.com (Dave010) says:
>Currently I am a senior in high school. I intent to major in the field of
>molecular biology, microbiology, or biotechnology. My goal after I
>graduate is to do research in the field of Recombinant DNA Technology,
>Genetics or biotechnology. I live in NJ and I am not sure what college to
>go to and exactly what major to choose to achieve my goal. I would really
>appreciate any advise. I have already been accepted to the following
>colleges: Penn State (Eberly College of Science), University of
>Pittsburgh, Clarion Uniiversity, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and
>Science, and Rutgers University. I am still waiting to hear from Rochester
>Institute of Technology (RIT). I know that there is an American Society
>for Microbiology. Is there a similar organization for Biotechnology?
>>MY INTERNET ADDRESS IS DAVE010 at AOL.COM
I am responding for all persons with similar questions. The American Society for
Microbiology is a vast organization that services all areas of biotechology including
the growing field of molecular biology which is used in conjunction with many
sciences. In answer to your school choice. I would call the respective departments
and speak to several advisors within about degree requirements (classes) that will
allow you to tailor your specific needs to your goals as a researcher. This will allow
you to get training in the proper areas that can be best utilized in your graduate
I am a member of the ASM volunteers for education.
Hope this helps. I can be reached at E-mail for further assistance.
chk3 at ciddbd2.em.cdc.gov
C. Harold King, PhD