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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
Fall 2017

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



Sept 8

Organizational Meeting

Sept 22

Dr. Jason Williams

Hofstra University

Department of Biology

“Studies on the natural history and diversity of marine parasites: from flatworms to isopods”
Sept 29 Graduate Students

Hofstra University

Department of Biology

Various topics

Oct 6 Graduate Students

Hofstra University

Department of Biology

Various topics
Oct 20 Dr. Andrew Reinmann


Advanced Science Research Center

"Forest edge effects: Are we overlooking an important perturbation to the terrestial carbon cycle?"

Oct 27 Dr. Resit Akcakaya

SUNY Stony Brook

Department of Ecology & Evolution

“Species extinctions under climate change: prediction, understanding, prevention”
Nov 3 Dr. Laura Vallier

Hofstra University

Department of Biology

"Trying to understand the role of LIM-7, a LIM-homeodomain transcription factor found in C. elegans, in non-neuronal tissues"

Nov 17

Dr. Peter Groffman


Advanced Science Research Center

“Ecological Homogenization of Urban America” 

Dec 1

Dr. Stephen Decina

Boston University

Department of Biology

“Investigating Urban Fluxes of C,N and P: The City of Boston as a Case Study” 

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.