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


Erika T. Camacho , Professor of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, Arizona State University, delivers 2nd Annual Dorothy Wrinch Memorial Lecture  in Biomathematics at WIMIN conference September 27 at 10 a.m. Weinstein Auditorium
“Modeling photoreceptor death and rescue”

Ami Radunskaya, Professor of Mathematics, Pomona College, delivers Alice Dickinson Lecture in Mathematics at WIMIN conference September 27 at 4 p.m. in Stoddard Auditorium
“Noisy self-limiting growth: a look at stochastic difference equations”

Welcome to our 2014-15  4CBC Fellows:

Mehnaz Ali (’15, Mount Holyoke College)
Amber Bonarrigo (’15, Hampshire College)
Itai Brand-Thomas (’15, Amherst College)
Karen Chau (’16, Smith College)
Marina Cheng (’17, Smith College)
Jamie Cyr (’16, Smith College)
Barnali Dash (’15, Mount Holyoke College)
Jackie Ekins (’15, Smith College)
Madeline Franz (’15, Smith College)
Kelsey Hansen (’15, Mount Holyoke College)
John Kim (’15, Amherst College)
Greg McCarthy (’17, Hampshire College)
Kade Pettie (’15, Amherst College)
Maurisa Saylor (’15, Hampshire College)
Nhi Truong Vu (’17, Amherst College)
Isaac Virshup (’15 Hampshire College)

Frontiers in Biomath (BMX 100) will be offered in Fall 2014

Monday evenings 7:15-9:15 in Ford 240
Visit the course webpage for more information 

2014 4CBC Fellowship applications for  2014-15 will be accepted until September 15, 2014.
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.
online application