As a pathology resident at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas, Ellen King feels like she is living out her destiny. As a child she found herself drawn to what seemed like two diverse interests: life science and computers. She credits her success to Baylor.
With a major that consists of nearly a double major in biology and computer science, with a minor in chemistry, and leaves little or no room for electives outside the discipline, it's easy to fall under the impression that bioinformatics undergraduate students at Baylor have time for nothing but studying. But that assumption, Robert Carroll notes, is far from reality.
After graduating from Baylor in 2006 with a bioinformatics major and chemistry minor, Jeremy Jay went to the University of Tennessee to complete his master's degree and is now a PhD candidate in computational biology. One day, he sees himself back in a college classroom as an instructor, but not before he sees what life is like outside the academic world.
Divya Mistry was an undergraduate Bioinformatics major at Baylor University in 2007. After completing the program, Divya applied to and is pursuing his Ph.D. at the University of Iowa in Bioinformatics.
Whitney Smith was an undergraduate Bioinformatics major at Baylor University in 2007, and is currently working on a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Kansas State.
Rachel Adams was an undergraduate Bioinformatics major at Baylor University in 2007. After completing the program, Rachel applied to and is pursuing her Ph.D. at the UT-ORNL Graduate School of Genome Science and Technology. While at Baylor she "discovered the intersection of computer science, chemistry, the life sciences, statistics, and informatics through the bioinformatics major." The program seemed to be a fit for her academic interests." The knowledgeable and congenial faculty and excellent facilities were strong selling points as I made my decision to attend Baylor."