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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 2018

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



Sep 14

Dr. Nate Rigel Hofstra University

"Uncovering bacterial stress responses by causing a protein traffic jam."

Sep 21

Dr. Julie Zinnert

Virginia Commowealth University

“Connectivity in coastal systems: barrier island migration influences upland migration in a changing climate"
Sep 28 Dr. Kathleen Lynch

Hofstra University

"Inside the brain of a social parasite"

Oct 12 Dr. Emily Barkley-Levenson

Hofstra University

"Neuroimaging Insights into Risky Sexual Decision-Making"
Oct 19 Dr. Kelli Duncan

Vassar College

"Angry Bird Brains: The role of steroids following Traumatic Brain Injury"

Oct 26 Dr. Alex Baugh

Swarthmore College

“Timing is everything: temporal dynamics of the endocrine stress response predict songbird personality”
Nov 2 Dr. Solomon Chak

Columbia University

"Bees of the sea: evolution of eusociality in snapping shrimps"

Nov 16

Dr. Justin Touchoni

Vassar College

“The role of phenotypic plasticity in ecology and evolution"

Nov 23 T H A N K S G I V I N G   B R E A K 
Dec 7

Dr. Christina Castelino

"Reconsidering an M.D.: What can I do with a PhD in biology? Professional development seminar"

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.