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NSU Speaker’s Forum Hosted by Dr. Larry A. Calderon, Oct. 22


Jose Lopez, M.S., Ph.D., an associate professor at the NSU Oceanographic Center.


Jose Lopez, M.S., Ph.D., associate professor at the NSU Oceanographic Center (OC), will be the featured speaker at the NSU Speaker’s Forum on Oct. 22. He will discuss the absorbing world of marine sponges.

As an associate professor at the OC, multiple threads connect Lopez’s current research, which encompasses diverse projects on marine invertebrate-microbial symbiosis, gene expression, marine microbiology, metagenomics, and placing marine sponges on a world-wide Tree of Life. This research thread has resulted in over 30 peer-reviewed publications. Recently, Lopez obtained funding from the Florida Institute of Oceanography to develop sponges as bioindicators for oil from BP’s spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Lopez plans to measure the current oil spill’s impact on marine sponge and microbe communities. This study will use sophisticated DNA and microbial analysis to determine results.

The weekly NSU Speaker’s Forum is sponsored by Larry Calderon, Ed.D., NSU’s vice president for community and governmental affairs. Taking place each Friday from 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. in the Boardroom of the Horvitz Administration Building, these forums allow speakers from the university to present on a vast array of topics, including their latest programs, research, campus activities and more. The forum includes breakfast as well as a question and answer session at the conclusion of the presentation. For more information, please contact Tracey-Ann Spencer at straceya@nova.edu or 954-262-5208.