I graduated from a top 20 college in the US last year and am currently working in a neuroscience lab this year prior to applying to a PhD program.
cum gpa: 3.63
neuroscience gpa: 3.96
No GRE yet
I have 4 years of research experience with specific experience in biochemistry techniques and animal models. I have done independent research without a publication and am now about to have my first paper published where I will be a second author and participated in the thought process behind the project as well.
I will have 3 letters from PIs I have worked with and believe they will all be strong.
I want to apply to BU, Tufts, John Hopkins, Brandies and Brown University. What does everyone think of my chances?