If you are interested in entering into a graduate program in Biology, then I believe that it is critical that you (1) are a good candidate for pursuing a career in biological sciences; (2) want to go to graduate school for the right reasons; (3) are both aware of the potential risks and benefits of attempting a career in Biology at the present time; (4) understand the best criteria for choosing a faculty mentor; and (5) that you make the best choices for your future goals (e.g. that your choices prepare you for a career in the type of institution and field that interests you the most, etc.).
Here is an article from Nature entitled “Nature’s guide for mentors,” that will help you on choosing an academic advisor for your graduate training.[Under construction.]