Meeting with Potential PI for PhD Program Tips?

Hi y’all! I’m looking to pursue my PhD in Microbiology so I’ve been reaching out to potential PI’s and I have the first meeting with one next week. I’m nervous since their research and program is the one I’m most interested in so I don’t want to mess it up (especially since it’s a direct admit program) What do these meetings usually look like and what’s the best way to prepare for this besides reading their papers and showing off my undergrad research. What’s the best questions to ask… how to dress … just any general tips would be very appreciated since I feel very out of my element

In advance, you could look at the courses that are required as part of the PhD program and ask what electives the PI’s students take.

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