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.

Spring 2023 Schedule

Seminars are held on Fridays at 3:30 p.m. in Room 210 C.V. Starr Hall (except where noted). Dr. Lisa Filippi (email) is the coordinator this semester.

Date Speaker Affiliation Title
2/17 Shana Caro Adelphi University "The evolution of (dis)honesty and parental care(lessness)"
2/24 Nick Merna Hofstra University "Plant-based scaffolds for tissue repair"
3/1 Nyasha Chambwe Northwell/Hofstra University "Leveraging Genomic and Molecular Characterization of Cancer Health Disparities Research"
3/10 Michael D'Emic Adelphi University "The evolution of gigantism and miniaturization in dinosaurs"
3/17 Kristin Winchell NYU "Urban environments as natural laboratories for rapid evolutionary change"
3/31 Summer Thompson Yale University A role for the gut in developmental reward programming
4/14 Tomoki Nomakuchi Children's Hospital of Philadelphia "Biobank-based investigation of the phenotypic effects of rare variants within disease-associated genes"
4/21 Ullas Pedmale Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory “Light-regulated growth and development in plants”
4/28 Michelle Lamendola-Essel NYU-Langone Health Understanding Long COVID: Current knowledge and future directions

Information for Speakers

We look forward to seeing you at Hofstra.

The audience will be master's 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 attendants 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 p.m. (refreshments at 3:15 p.m.), and most speakers talk for about 45-50 minutes. There is also plenty of time for questions.