Computational Biology grad. programs?

Ramit Mehr-Grossman ramit at t10.Lanl.GOV
Thu Oct 5 16:37:16 EST 1995

The Society for Mathematical Biology has a database listing such
programs, post-doc and job announcements, etc. 
Enclosed below is some information.

Dr.  Ramit Mehr,  Theoretical Biology and Biophysics,  
Mail Stop K710, Drop Point 3/483/01U,
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL),
Los Alamos,  NM 87545,   U.S.A.
Tel.(505)-667-9455  FAX (505)-665-3493   e-mail: ramit at

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From: ray at (Raymond Mejia)
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 95 10:23:30 -0500
Subject: SMB Information Available in Gopher/World Wide Web

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