Science Night Live: Form, Function, Fossils, and . . . Physicians? The Surprising Evolutionary Connections Between Dinosaur and Human Anatomy

Anatomy, the study of body structure, is as important for paleontologists as it is for medical doctors. Virtually every bone in the human body has a counterpart in the skeletons of dinosaurs. Their differences are striking, but their similarities reveal our common evolutionary ancestry. What’s more, those same body parts change during development from embryo to adult. Join us for an exploration of how anatomy changes -- over millions of years, and since just before you were born. Dr. Robert Hill is associate professor of science education and director of the Anatomical Gift Program at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. He helps direct the 100-week-long Structure curriculum, where students learn anatomy, embryology, histology, radiology, and physical diagnosis. He has discovered fossils on four continents and has published several research papers on paleontology, human anatomy, and medical education.

Science Night Live is Hofstra University’s public lecture series that features exciting science research presented by some of the top scientists and lecturers in their fields. Science is important in our everyday lives, and these timely lectures are sure to inspire and challenge us in unexpected ways.

This Hofstra University Darwin Day Lecture is presented  by the Hofstra Cultural Center.

Form, Function, Fossils, and … Physicians? The Surprising Evolutionary Connections Between Dinosaur and Human Anatomy by Dr. Robert Hill

Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Fortunoff Theater, Monroe Lecture Center, South Campus

Free and open to the public

This eventis free, but advance registration is required. Please RSVP using the RSVP for this Event link.

For more information, please contact the Hofstra Cultural Center at 516-463-5669 or visit


Wednesday, February 21, 2018





Fortunoff Theater
Monroe Lecture Center
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549


Hofstra Cultural Center

Phone: 516-463-5669
Website: Click to Visit

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