If you are having any difficulty using this website, please contact the Help Desk at Help@nullHofstra.edu or 516-463-7777 or Student Access Services at SAS@nullhofstra.edu or 516-463-7075. Please identify the webpage address or URL and the specific problems you have encountered and we will address the issue.

Skip to Main Content

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.

Directions to Hofstra | Driving Directions | Information for Speakers

Department of Biology Seminar Schedule
Spring 2019

Seminars are held on Fridays at 3:30 p.m. in 210 C.V. Starr Hall. Refreshments are available at 3:15 pm. Dr. Nate Rigel (email) is the coordinator this semester



Feb 8

Genetics Faculty Search

Feb 15

Genetics Faculty Search
Feb 22 Genetics Faculty Search


Mar 1 Genetics Faculty Search
Mar 15 Multiple speakers

B I O T E C H   P A N E L   D I S C U S S I O N 

Mar 29 Dr. Holly Sutterlin

Prokaryotics Inc.

"Restoring beta-lactam efficacy against methicillin-resistant Staphylococci"
Apr 5 Dr. Carey Nadell

Dartmouth College

"Viral Micro-epidemics and Evolutionary Dynamics in Bacterial Biofilms"
Apr 19 Dr. Larry Feinberg


"Entrepreneurship and Microbial Ecology for Food Energy Security"
May 3 Dr. Colleen O’Loughlin Bates College "Exploiting the Skin Microbiome for the Development of Bioremediation Tools"

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.