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What is Biomathematics?

Biomathematics is the application of mathematical, statistical, and computational methods in biology. A truly interdisplinary activity, biomathematics is about advancing biology and mathematics together. At LMU, we have a team of faculty collaborating on undergraduate learning and research projects, and we have an individualized studies major in biomathematics.

Why Biomathematics?

Biology is the science of the 21st century. Progress in the biological sciences has been pushed forward dramatically by technological advances, inundating us with data as never before. At the same time, the results of biological research fundamentally support solutions to preserving our environment and improving the human condition. The tools of mathematics have been incredibly successful in the development of physical sciences and engineering, and biologists have begun to leverage these tools as well. From the basic techniques of statistical hypothesis testing, long a staple of biological science, to dynamical systems approaches for population modeling, epidemiology, and resource management, to high-dimensional data mining of genomic and proteomic data, mathematical methods are increasingly needed to understand the whole system.


A New Program of Undergraduate Research and Education:
Analysis of Stress in Biological Systems

Through funding from the Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering at LMU and the National Science Foundation, the Mathematics and Biology Departments have developed a two-year research and learning program in biomathematics. As the title suggests, the focal point is understanding impacts of stresses on biological systems, ranging from cells to insects, plants, vertebrates, and ecosystems, using mathematical and statistical models to aid the investigations.

Read more about this exciting program!