• UWA Visiting Fulbright Scholar presents “Diversity of Spain”

    Posted: February 29, 2012

    Author: Betsy Compton

    The University of West Alabama continues its 2012 Fulbright Lecture Series as Dr. Santiago Castroviejo-Fisher presents “The Diversity of Spain: One Name for Many Countries” on Thursday, March 15 at 6 p.m. at UWA’s Callaway Schoolhouse.

    Castroviejo is a Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellow at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Before accepting the Fellowship, he was a visiting professor at the Instituto de Genética, Departamento de Ciencias Biológicas, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia.

    Hosted by the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Castroviejo holds a BSc in biology from Sevilla University. He received the doctorate in evolutionary genetics from Uppsala University in Sweden, where he served for a year as an associate researcher in the sub-department of evolutionary biology.

    Castroviejo has published extensively in professional journals and has received numerous awards and fellowships. He is a member of the Society of Systematic Biologists and of the International Biogeography Society. He has served as organizer of previous doctoral seminar series and courses at Uppsala University. Castroviejo brings field experience from Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Equatorial Guinea, Morocco, Mauritania, Peru, Spain, Sweden, Tanzania, Venezuela, and Western Sahara.

    Admission to all Fulbright Lecture Series presentations is free and open to everyone. For more information on Castroviejo’s visit, please email Brian Burnes or call 205-652-3442.
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