Resources for mathematical biology students

Graduate students learn from peers, as well as from faculty.

Graduate programs

Graduate study in mathematical biology comes in three flavors: programs that grant ``mathematical biology" degrees, applied math degrees, and biology degrees. If you want to work at the interface between mathematics and biology, the name of the degree may be less important than the research you do, the people who mentor you, and the courses you take. On the other hand, if you are a mathematician or a biologist first, then seek degrees in those areas and do the research that you want. It may be most useful if you figure out the person with whom you want to work and use that to guide your choice of degree program.

Summer positions

Many summer research programs and internships have winter deadlines. Individual faculty also may have some funds to hire a summer student.


Scientific conferences generally welcome student participation, and sometimes even include travel scholarships for students who present papers or posters.

  • 2006 Annual Meeting of the Society for Mathematical Biology
    Joint SMB-SIAM Conference on the Life Sciences
    July 31-August 4, 2006
    North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
  • 2006 Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America
    6-11 August 2006, Memphis, TN, USA