Mount St. Joseph University

Dr. Clara do Amaral Guest Stars on PRI’s “Science Friday”

Biology, Campus News, Biology, School of Behavioral & Natural Sciences, Department of Biology

By: Sasha Feldmann

File Under: biology, biology department, faculty

Mount St. Joseph University is proud to announce that its own Dr. Clara do Amaral of the Biology Department will be a featured guest on Public Radio International's “Science Friday” program on Saturday, April 27, 2018. Dr. do Amaral will discuss her research on the cold adaptations of flies and frogs, as part of the show's topic of nature's secrets.

Dr. do Amaral will be joined by Miami University botany professor Dr. Nicholas P. Money, who will discuss mushrooms and fungi and their amazing adaptations/life strategies, as well as Denise Su of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, who will discuss ancient humans and the paleo environments in which they lived.

Dr. Clara do Amaral earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Lisbon, her Master of Science degree in Biology from Western Kentucky University, and her Ph.D. in Zoology from Miami University. She joined the Mount faculty in the fall of 2017 teaching Introductory Biology, Animal Behavior, and a variety of physiology courses. As an ecophysiologist, her research focuses on the physiology of amphibians and reptiles.

Science Friday is a weekly 90-minute public radio program hosted by Ira Flatow. According to its website, PRI was founded in 1983 as a global non-profit media company focused on the intersection of journalism and engagement to effect positive change in people’s lives. PRI audio, text and visual content is currently consumed by almost 20 million people each month.