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Emily Schmitt Lavin, Ph.D.

Emily Schmitt Lavin Interim Chair, Professor eschmitt@nova.edu

Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography
Department of Biological Sciences
http://cnso.nova.edu/overview/faculty-staff-profiles/emily_schmitt-lavin.html

Honors Courses
HONR 1000N Honors Seminar: Genetics and Genealogy
HONR 1500W Honors Reading Seminar: Jessica Wapner
HONR 1500V Honors Reading Seminar: Rebecca Skloot
HONR 1500P Honors Reading Seminar: Brian Greene
HONR 4990 Independent Study: Honors Thesis Research

Honors Engagement

  • Faculty advisor to five completed Honors Theses
  • Honors Reading Seminar courses

Research Focus

  • Gene expression in yeast exposed to toxins
  • Innovations in science education
  • Genetics and genealogy
  • Fish identification
  • Ecology and behavior
  • Coral reef ecology and conservation

Education

  • Ph.D. University of Miami

Joining NSU faculty in 2001, Emily Schmitt Lavin is recognized for her extensive student research mentorship and support–connecting students with national and international research communities as well as helping them build advanced research skills. Since 2009, Schmitt Lavin has been building a network of volunteers (NSU students, alumni, and community members) who venture into local schools to create unique science education experiences for school-age children and their families.

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