Department of Biology
326 Gittleson Hall
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549
516-463-5528 (office)
516-463-7710 (laboratory)
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Beverly Clendening, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biology
Hofstra University

Currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology at Hofstra University with teaching and research interests in Developmental Biology and Molecular Genetics.

Research in my laboratory focuses primarily on the development of the muscular systems. We use a combination of classic genetic crosses and molecular genetics techniques to identify novel genes that are important to the development of muscle tissue in the fruitfly, Drosophila melanogatser. Techniques in molecular biology, cell biology and histology are used to characterize these genes on a molecular and functional level. Recently, we have also begun to study a mutation in Drosophila which affects fertility. You can read more about this research in the Research link. Students at all levels from high school to graduate school work with me in the laboratory. You can read about their individual projects in either the Graduate or Undergraduate link.

I teach courses in Human Biology, Comparative Anatomy, Developmental Biology and Advanced Molecular Biology. I received my Ph.D in Neuroscience from the University of Michigan but came to an academic career circuitously through a previous career in Physical Therapy. I have an active interest advising students who are intersted in careers in the Health Professions. I am currently the faculty advisor for APHOS, the student Pre-Health Organization.