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Emily Schmitt Lavin, Ph.D.

Emily Schmitt Lavin
Chair, Professor

NSU's Halmos College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Biological Sciences

Honors Courses

  • HONR 1000N Genetics and Genealogy
  • HONR 1010G Intro to Protein Modeling
  • HONR 1500 Honors Reading Seminar
  • HONR 4990 Independent Study: Honors Thesis Research

Honors Engagement

  • Honors College Liaison
  • Faculty advisor to five completed honors theses
  • Teaches 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


  • Ph.D., University of Miami

Joining NSU faculty in 2001, Emily Schmitt Lavin is recognized for her extensive student research mentorship and support in 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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