21st Century Reform Efforts in Undergraduate Quantitative Biology Education

Conversations, Initiatives, and Curriculum Change in the United States of America

  • Carrie Diaz Eaton Bates College
  • Dr. Drew LaMar The College of William and Mary
  • Dr. Maeve McCarthy Murray State University
Keywords: mathematical biology, quantitative biology, education, review, initiative, overview


In the United States, there are multiple reports from both mathematics and biology communities that address the quantitative preparation of undergraduate life science students. Many of them make broad recommendations for the revision of life science curriculum to incorporate more quantitative techniques. Here, we review initiatives and progress in the United States on the state of quantitative biology education in the context of the mathematics education, biology research frontiers, and the funding system and other sources of support for systemic change to meet new demands.

How to Cite
Diaz Eaton, Carrie, M. Drew LaMar, and Maeve McCarthy. 2020. “21st Century Reform Efforts in Undergraduate Quantitative Biology Education”. Letters in Biomathematics 7 (1), 55–66. https://lettersinbiomath.journals.publicknowledgeproject.org/index.php/lib/article/view/215.