New NIMBioS Branding

Throughout the Spring of 2023, the NIMBioS Leadership Team and Communications Manager collaborated with students from Kimberly Mitchell's class at the UTK School of Design. Under the guidance of Professor Mitchell, these students, who have now become successful alumni, played a pivotal role in the redesign of the NIMBioS visual branding and the successful launch of an institute rebrand. Their ideas and creativity significantly influenced the institute's online footprint, highlighting the UTK School of Design's academic community. 

NIMBioS started as an NSF Synthesis Center but now operates as an independent institute. We are interested in creating new science with our models, and we currently focus on serving as a collaborative and intellectual hub for transdisciplinary research and education in the quantitative life sciences.

Logo Signifigance


The colors were chosen to show the complementarity of different disciplines in one wrapping infinite design


The organic shape is formed by the circular line work, thus showing how the natural world is influenced by mathematics

Tying it all together

The rings represent the bond of tying together the disciplines


Our mission is to foster the growth of transdisciplinary approaches within mathematics and biology


1122 Volunteer Blvd, Claxton 114
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996-3410

Nina Fefferman, Director


From 2008 until early 2021, NIMBioS was supported by the National Science Foundation through NSF Award #DBI-1300426, with additional support from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  Any options, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
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