Welcome to the site of the Four College Biomath Consortium (4CBC)

Faculty in Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges created the 4 College Biomath Consortium to encourage biomath research collaborations in the four colleges. The consortium is now funded by a $1M NSF UBM grant to train undergraduates in biomath research. more

Biomathematics, the use of mathematical modeling to understand biology, has a long history in the 5 College area. more

Meet our current 4CBC research fellows! more


The third annual Dorothy Wrinch Memorial Lecture will be given by Professor Mariel Vasquez of UC Davis as part of the WIMIN conference hosted at Smith College Saturday September 19, time, location and title TBA.

4CBC monthly dinner seminars resume at 5:30 September 24 in Ford Hall 240 on the Smith College campus, speakers TBA

Amherst College will host the October seminar at 5:30 on October 21, 2015

The Frontiers in Biomathematics Course (BMX 100) now includes a companion lab course (BMX 101). Students can take BMX 100 for two credits or BMX 100 and 101 for four credits. For details, see the course website

Fall 2015 4CBC Fellowship applications are being accepted.   Follow the instructions here.
Biomath students are encouraged to apply for research fellowships. Contact Denise Lello (dlelloatSmithdot edu) for more information. Eligible students (U.S. citizens and permanent residents) can receive stipends for biomath research projects ranging from molecular level investigations to ecosystems level questions.