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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 next 4CBC monthly dinner seminar will be hosted by Mount Holyoke College November 19 at 5:30, in Kendade 305. Speakers include:

Chen Lu (MHC ’16). Olivia Justynski (MHC ’16), Fangyuan Hang (MHC ’16) and Ellie Mainou (Smith, ’17), “Transmission dynamics of tuberculosis”

Suzanne Cox, UMass Amherst, Biology, “Does cavitation change the speed of movement in mantis shrimp?”

Summer 2015 4CBC Fellows will present their research progress in the November 16 Frontiers in Biomathematics class session, 8:00, Ford 240

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

Spring 2016 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.