The Genetics of Behavior, by Harvard’s Hoekstra, Focus of Annual Darwin Lecture—March 7


Hopi Hoekstra, an evolutionary biologist at Harvard University, will deliver New York University’s annual Darwin Lecture, “From Darwin to DNA: Digging for Genes that Affect Behavior,” on Fri., March 7.

The Genetics of Behavior, by Harvard’s Hoekstra, Focus of Annual Darwin Lecture—March 7
Hopi Hoekstra, above, an evolutionary biologist at Harvard University, will deliver New York University’s annual Darwin Lecture, “From Darwin to DNA: Digging for Genes that Affect Behavior,” on Fri., March 7, 4 p.m. at NYU’s Center for Genomics and Systems Biology (CGSB) Auditorium.

Hopi Hoekstra, an evolutionary biologist at Harvard University, will deliver New York University’s annual Darwin Lecture, “From Darwin to DNA: Digging for Genes that Affect Behavior,” on Fri., March 7, 4 p.m. at NYU’s Center for Genomics and Systems Biology (CGSB) Auditorium (12 Waverly Place, bet. Greene and Mercer Sts.).

At Harvard, Hoekstra is the Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology as well as the curator of mammals at the Museum of Comparative Zoology. A Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, Hoekstra has a doctorate in zoology from the University of Washington and a bachelor’s degree in integrative biology from the University of California, Berkeley.

The lecture, hosted by NYU’s Department of Biology and co-sponsored with the university’s Dean for Science, is free and open to the public. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, email biology@nyu.edu or call 212.998.8209. Reporters interested in attending must RSVP to James Devitt, NYU’s Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or james.devitt@nyu.edu. Subways: N/R [8th St.], 6 [Astor Pl.])

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New York University’s Center for Genomics and Systems Biology
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