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What do you guys think about obtaining your undergraduate degree and a graduate degree from the same programs? Is it heavily frowned upon or do you think that this idea is a bit outdated? 
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As a Bioinformaticians or Computational Biologist, what are some issues that you have faced early on in your career? This could range from issues with programming, issues with software, issues with algorithms, and even issues with biological questions/ideas. 
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How important are GRE scores when applying to phd programs? Are they deal-breakers?  Are they as important as GPA? Do they not matter at all?  Any help would be appreciated. 
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I was just admitted into a biomedical-sciences training program, with a focus on informatics. I now have to find four faculty members to complete rotations with. I believe the first two will occur during the Fall semester, the next two during the Spring, and then I will have to choose my adviser.

Anybody have advice? What should I look for in a potential adviser besides having research interests that align? Should I also be sending emails out now or waiting until the semester actually starts?

Thanks for the advice.. just super nervous to start. 
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