Biology Graduate School Personal Statement Sample

Biology personal statement

My whole life, I have always been fascinated with nature and the need to gain perfect understanding of the natural world has always driven me all through the childhood. Science is a diverse discipline and has a variety of contentious issues revolving around what makes living things unique. The curousity gave rise to an ardent urge within me to find ways to enhance sustainability in the subject. With education and understanding the values of the environment, humanity can adopt mechanisms to conserve the environs and ensure sustainability.

As a child, I was involved in numerous nature walks and I observed many exotic plants and animals. Each time I went out I would come back with small animals, insects or birds for study purposes. The studies sharpened my skills in research. Curiosity, as well as enthusiasm, have been my greatest pillars in being consistent in Microbiology research and practice over the years.

My primary school built a need to manage time in me, as well as planning and coordination which were the pillars of my institution. The lessons made me grow focusing on maximum quality while on any tasks.

Why do you like biology

My favourite high school subject was Biology, and moments in the laboratory were my best. I also enjoyed Mathematics and Chemistry. In high school, I developed my technical skills, especially in the laboratory and in field research. Our laboratories were well equipped, and some technicians engaged me in biotechnology. I acquired the first-hand experience in dissection and analysis of animal bodies. I continued my research in microbiology during free time, and sharpened my skills in data analysis in the process.

My continued interest in the discipline inspired me to take to a course in the field of Biotechnology, and further studies at the Dolphin Institute of Biomedical and Natural Science – Dehradun in Uttrakhand, India. I then proceeded to pursue a Master’s of Science degree in Biotechnology in the year 2007. I did a research and wrote a thesis titled “Biochemical, Microbiological Characteristics of Buffalo Rumen: Effect of Phenolic Monomers on Rumen Bacterial Isolate.” The topic was of interest to many scholars, and the research on it even earned me an opportunity to work with a few doctors. The Doctors helped me with my research, and helped me attain certification in the area of Biotechnology.

Why is biology interesting

Between July 2012 and December 2014, I served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biotechnology at the P.S.R Government Degree College – Baijnath in Himachal Pradesh, India. I improved classroom participation of students by coming up with creative role-playing exercises; advised students on academic planning and role selection and also hosted many visiting scholars and dignitaries. The period of service enabled me interact with many students of varied age-groups, ethnicity and ability, and it also helped me improve in my problem-solving skills.

My involvement in the teaching program sharpened my competence in Cell Biology, Microbiology, Immunology, Plant Biotechnology, Animal Call Culture, Environmental Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, and Genetics. I improved in my capacity to develop course curricula and also the ability to execute laboratory exercises, field trips, and other dynamic activities. I believe I have the capacity to create a huge impact in the field, and I look forward to using opportunities to gain more experience in the field of Microbiology.