I'm currently a second-year taking a course that samples from Real Analysis/Complex Analysis/Functional Analysis/Topology/Linear Algebra and I enjoy it a lot. I learned some abstract algebra over the summer and thought that was fun as well. But at the same time, I'd like to do some applied work. Mathbio seems interesting for this because it seems to be a new-ish, fertile field (and some applied mathematicians I know have told me that it's "hot"). I'm hoping to do a Ph.D in that area, with an emphasis on the math side as demonstrated above. That's where I am right now, but I'm wondering: what, besides going to one of the summer mathbio reus and doing well in coursework, can I do right now to make myself a better candidate for graduate school? Also, does my interest in more pure math doom me here? I regret to say that I don't really like differential equations. Put in a kind of quixotic way, my hope is instead to apply pure math. And does anyone have any comments about the field of mathbio in general? E.g., employment prospects. Thanks!