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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.

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Department of Biology Seminar Schedule
Spring 2020

Seminars are held on Fridays at 3:30 p.m. in 310 C.V. Starr Hall. Refreshments are available at 3:15 pm. Dr. Nick Santangelo (email) is the coordinator this semester



February 14

Dr. Eugenia Villa-Cuesta

Adelphi University "What an anti-aging drug can tell us about the coevolution between mitochondrial and nuclear DNA"

February 28

Dr. Lara Roman

USDA Forest Service

"Tree cover change and historical legacies in Philly’s urban forest"
March 6 Job Candidate
March 27 Job Candidate
April 10

Dr. Katie Gayvert


"Industry applications of bioinformatics and machine learning"
April 17 Job Candidate
April 28 Dr. Steve Johnson University of Florida

“Florida’s Underappreciated Immigration Problem”

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.