RTG: Interdisciplinary Training in Quantitative Biological Modeling

Project: Research project

Project Details


Northwestern University’s Department of Engineering Sciences & Applied Mathematics (ESAM) proposes an interdisciplinary Research Training Grant (RTG) focused on quantitative biological modeling. In this RTG, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students and undergraduates will gain experience in mathematical modeling, numerical methods, and data analysis relevant to biological problems. Trainees will further develop their skill sets by performing research in collaborative teams on current problems in experimental and computational biology; each will have mentors from both applied mathematics and a biological discipline (Neurobiology, Molecular Biosciences, Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Preventive Medicine). Trainees will gain further experience from ongoing research projects beyond their own through group meetings at which progress in various projects is shared and discussed. Research internships outside of Northwestern will also be available to broaden trainees’ perspectives. Trainees will gain both depth and breadth in quantitative modeling in the biological sciences.
Effective start/end date9/1/168/31/23


  • National Science Foundation (DMS-1547394-004)


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