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Use of mathematics in developmental biology

Posted by , on 19 May 2015

I’m conducting a study on biologists’ use of math; in order to identify the main mathematical and statistical tools currently used in the field. The results of the study would help to inform the graduate and undergraduate curriculum in Biology and Mathematics–as well as the curriculum of related training programs outside of academia–so that they would better align to student needs at their future workplace.

The first part of the study consists of an online survey designed for biologists from the areas of “developmental biology” and “ecology, evolution, and behavior”. It is been however quite difficult for me to find participants in the area of developmental biology. I was wondering if some of you would be willing to participate of the survey or/and help me to find participants, passing around the link below.

The ideal participant would be someone who majored in biology and is now working in developmental biology. This survey was piloted by faculty members and students at UT Austin, with an average completion time of 9 minutes. I can offer no compensation but I would be happy to share the results of the study, and make you eligible to win one of four $25 Amazon gift cards—I know it is not really not much, but I am limited to a very small budget. The online survey is completely anonymous; you will just need to click on the link below to take it.

Thank you so much for taking the time to consider my request, and please let me know if you have any further questions.

Pablo Duran (
Doctoral candidate in Mathematics Education
The University of Texas at Austin

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