Seminars and Conferences

Museum Seminar Series 2021-2022

Throughout the academic year, the AMNH will present the weekly Museum Seminar Series at which presentations on a variety of scientific topics will be given by leading scientists, educators and AMNH curators.

Comparative Biology Seminars

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During their first year, RGGS Comparative Biology Ph.D. students are required to attend each program in the Series and will meet prior to each program for a discussion of the pertinent literature, which they will be expected to have read prior to the lecture, for a total of two hours each week. First year students earn one credit per semester for a total of two credits. After the first year, students’ participation is not required for credit, but is strongly encouraged.

Seminars will be held virtually on Mondays, 11am-noon (virtually for the Autumn, and possibly in person in the Spring) unless otherwise noted.

Preliminary Academic Year 2021-2022 Seminar Schedule


Fall 2021


27 September 2021

Allison J. Shultz, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles


04 October 2021

Angelica Gonzalez, Rutgers University


25 October 2021

Basem Al-Shayeb, University of California, Berkeley


01 November 2021

Brooke Flammang, New Jersey Institute of Technology


08 November 2021

Anahi Espindola, University of Maryland


15 November 2021

Earyn Nycole McGee, University of Arizona


22 November 2021

Maggie MacPherson, Louisiana State University


06 December 2021

Jordan Dalton, American Museum of Natural History


Spring 2022


24 January 2022

Christopher Whalen, American Museum of Natural History


31 January 2022

Corina Tarnita, Princeton University


07 February 2022

Jessica Thomas, Cambridge University


14 February 2022

Lily Khadempour, Rutgers University


28 February 2022

Nancy Chen, University of Rochester


07 March 2022

Nicola S. Smith, Simon Fraser University


21 March 2022

Miranda Lowe, British Natural History Museum


28 March 2022

Liliana Davalos, Stonybrook University


04 April 2022

Aram Mikaelyan, North Carolina State University


11 April 2022

Noe' De la Sancha, Chicago State University


18 April 2022

Manpreet Kohli, American Museum of Natural History




Earth and Planetary Sciences Seminars

The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the American Museum of Natural History holds seminars on most Thursdays through the Fall, Winter and Spring.  Please refer to the current schedule, and for more details on getting to the seminars, see Earth and Planetary Science Seminars.

EPS Seminar Schedule

2021 Northeast Regional Vertebrate Evolution Symposium (NERVES)

Researchers from around the region are invited to the annual meeting of the Northeast Regional Vertebrate Evolution Symposium (NERVES)

Meeting details: TBD

Student Conference on Conservation Science at AMNH (NY)

SCCS-NY 2021 will be a 4-day hybrid event! Days 1-3 will run entirely virtually, filled with talks, poster sessions, mentor cafés, online workshops, and a special SCCS alumni panel event. Day 4 will be held at the Museum and will focus on in-person networking, career-oriented workshops, and Museum tours., 2021!

Please visit 2021 SCCS-NY for details.