Biology Seminar Series
The Department of Biology at Hofstra University invites you to the Hofstra University Biology Seminar Series. The seminars are open to the public, and we encourage all members of the scientific community to attend, especially biology students.
Department of Biology Seminar Schedule
Seminars are held on Fridays at 3:30 p.m. in 210 C.V. Starr Hall. Refreshments are available at 3:00. Dr. Justin DiAngelo (email) is the coordinator this semester
|February 8||Nathan Rigel*
|Going the Distance: Investigating Biological Systems across Scales|
|February 15||Cheryl Andam*
|Horizontal gene transfer, population structure and the evolution of microbial lineage|
|February 22||Michele Williams*
Ohio State University
|Using Genomic Technologies to Solve Microbial Mysteries|
|March 1||Roger Greenwell*
|Exploring the signal transduction pathways utilized for differentiation and stress responses in Streptomyces coelicolor|
|March 8||Michael Fisher*
Arizona State University
|Basic Biology, Genetic Tools, and Biofuel Production: The Engineering of Synechocystis|
|March 15||No Seminar scheduled|
|April 5||No Seminar scheduled|
Dr. Stephen Frattini
|A Wish for fish and brains in a Dish: Musings of an Aquatic Veterinarian qua Neurobiologist|
|The Skinny on Splicing: Identifying the role of alternative splicing in lipid metabolism|
* = Faculty job candidate
Information for Speakers
We look forward to seeing you at Hofstra.
The audience will be masters and undergraduate biology students, biology faculty and occasionally faculty from other departments with ties to biology (like biochemists or paleontologists). The majority of the audience will not be familiar with your particular specialty. Usually the number of people is fairly small. Some of the students attend the seminars for credit and are required to turn in abstracts of the talk, so those students typically take many notes.
Seminars begin at 3:30 (refreshments at 3:15) and most speakers talk for about 45-50 minutes. There is also plenty of time for questions.