Draft post cleanup #20: Retaking the biology GRE

Yet another post in my “draft blog post cleanup” series.  Here is #20:

In 2008, I had this idea that it would be interesting for biology faculty to retake the Biology GRE and see how they do.  I never got around to trying to register to take it and thus never wrote about it …  Any Profs. out there who have gone back and taking the GREs?

Author: Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. (see my lab site here). My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis

One thought on “Draft post cleanup #20: Retaking the biology GRE”

  1. Ugh. I remember taking the biology GRE at the time I went to grad school and I recall having to guess at most of the questions that were animal (and particularly mammal) centric. As a microbiologist I found that the biochemistry test was a far better assessment of what I learned as an undergrad.


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