I did an internship with a professor at the university, which I enjoyed and I was offered an opportunity to do a PhD with her. However, I'm having some doubts because it seems her team are working on a few projects which are not so related. The field is biomedical engineering, and the team currently has projects that are quite disparate, for example:
- Modeling and designing scaffolds for tissue culture
- Biomarker identification for certain cancer through transcriptomics data
- Machine learning on medical imaging
It does seem interesting that I may get the opportunity to explore and work on many different and interesting problems. But at the same time, I feel that she and the team that she is leading doesn't have a clear research focus or hasn't build up strong expertise in any one area.
Firstly, is what I've described common? Secondly, if anyone have experiences working with supervisors that are similar, do you think it's good to do a PhD in this type of lab, or would a supervisor that is more 'specialized' be better?