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's own Dr. Clara do Amaral of the Biology Department was a featured guest on Public Radio International's “Science Friday” program on Friday, April 27, 2018. Dr. do Amaral discussed her research on the cold adaptations of frogs and insects, as part of the show's topic of nature's secrets. Listen to the story here.

Dr. do Amaral was joined by Dr. Rick Lee, a University Distinguished Professor of Biology and Director of the Ecophysiological Cryobiology Lab at Miami University.

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.