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Introduction to Quantitative Modeling in Biology

Program(s): Undergraduate Courses, Summer College

*Taught Online for Summer 2021*  Although mathematics and biology have traditionally not gotten along, recent advances in molecular biology and medicine have made biological experiments essentially quantitative.  This course introduces mathematical ideas that are useful for understanding and analyzing biological data, including data description and fitting, hypothesis testing and Bayesian thinking, Markov models, and differential equations.  Students acquire hands-on experience working with data and implementing mathematical models computationally using the R programming language.  The two main goals are to acquire computational skills and conceptual familiarity with mathematical models used in biological research.

Course Considerations

Completion of Calculus AB is a required prerequisite. 

Course Overview

Current Grade / Education Level

11th Grade
12th Grade
Undergrad / Grad


Undergraduate Courses
Summer College

Start Date

July 12

End Date

July 30

Class Details

Primary Instructor

Dmitry Kondrashov

Academic Interest

Biological Sciences
Math and Computer Science

Class Specifics

Course Code

BIOS 20151 91

Class Day(s)

Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri

Class Duration (CST)


4:30 P.M.


Session II

Course Length

3 weeks