I'm probably doing overkill trying to learn a bit of everything, but here's my story. I have a B.S. in Math with a minor in Microbiology, and I'm currently taking Computer Science courses online to meet the pre-requisites for a Master's in CS where I'll focus on machine learning. I want my thesis to be on the Molecular Modeling of a cellular process.
After receiving my Master's, because I want more research experience (and it will count as job experience for indistry), I want to work as a paid research assistant to a laboratory where I help code machine learning algorithms to aid biological modeling.
Let's say I do this for 3-4 years and I have permission to take up to three courses each fall/spring as a non-degree seeking student (realistic?). Would taking courses such as:
Physics: Modern Physics, Stachistical Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Quantum Mechanics, Computational Physics, Biophysics.
Chemistry: Physical Chemistry, Analytic Chemistry, Intermediate/advanced Organic Chemistry, Reaction Kinetics, Intro to drug discovery.
Be beneficial to me?
Sorry if this is too opinion based or off topic. However, what will probably benefit me the most when I get to a research assistantship, is that I'll speak to faculty and they'll direct me on what courses to take. I'd still like your input though before the post is removed.