Ashley Turner, "For me, UAB was just the best fit! The GGB program offered me the focus on genetics and emphasis on translational research that I was looking for in a biomedical doctoral program. I felt completely welcome starting even from my interview process and was encouraged to ask questions and be involved, and this continued throughout my lab rotations and into the lab I chose to continue my thesis research. The GGB program definitely prepares you to be a successful graduate and scientist. As with any experiment in the lab or in life, it starts off with the right controls!"