I will be applying to PhD programs this year for computational biology and bioinformatics. I have worked on fungal genomics for a few years as a computational biologist during my undergraduate.
My concern is that I am not sure whether I want to stay in academia or move to the industry after my PhD. This makes it difficult for me to decide that whether I should apply to top-tier schools with good computational biology programs without any research in fungal biology or lower-ranked schools that have both computational and fungal biology programs.
Would it be wiser to use this opportunity to make a big transition to human biology? For those who have obtained PhD in this field, how is the impact of your research area in your career?