Elizabeth Alter

Elizabeth Alter is an evolutionary geneticist, professor of biology at City University of New York (Graduate Center and York College), and Research Associate at the American Museum of Natural History. Her research focuses on understanding how aquatic biodiversity is generated and maintained, particularly in extreme environments such as river rapids and toxic urban waters, using the tools of genomics. She received her B.A. in Anthropology and Biology from Yale University, and PhD in Biological Sciences from Stanford University.

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Design in Nature

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 at 2:30pm

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Though human ingenuity may make various inventions…it will never devise any inventions more beautiful, nor more simple, nor more to the purpose than Nature does; because in her inventions nothing is wanting, and nothing is superfluous… – Leonardo da Vinci, The Da Vinci Notebooks, Vol. II, XIV: Anatomy, Zoology and Physiology When we employ the term… read more »