Biologist/Cave Expert to Deliver Chautauqua Lecture EKU News Center
The next lecture in Eastern Kentucky University’s Chautauqua Lecture Series, “Space, Place & Life,” will feature biologist and cave explorer Hazel Barton.
Barton, Ashland Endowed Professor and assistant professor of biological sciences at Northern Kentucky University, will present “Dark Life: From Cave Microbes to Astrobiology” at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 8, in O’Donnell Hall, the Student Services Building auditorium.
Born in Bristol, England, Barton received a bachelor’s degree in applied biology from the University of the West of England, then moved to the United States to pursue a doctorate in microbiology in Colorado. At NKU she coordinates an active undergraduate research laboratory and teaches medical microbiology.