The mathematical and theoretical biology institute - A model of mentorship through research

Erika Camacho, Christopher Kribs-Zaleta, Stephen Wirkus

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This article details the history, logistical operations, and design philosophy of the Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Institute (MTBI), a nationally recognized research program with an 18-year history of mentoring researchers at every level from high school through university faculty, increasing the number of researchers from historically underrepresented minorities, and motivating them to pursue research careers by allowing them to work on problems of interest to them and supporting them in this endeavor. This mosaic profile highlights how MTBI provides a replicable multi-level model for research mentorship.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1351-1363
Number of pages13
JournalMathematical Biosciences and Engineering
Issue number5-6
StatePublished - Oct 1 2013



  • Mathematical modeling
  • Mentoring
  • Research communities
  • Sequential research experience
  • Underrepresented minorities

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics

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