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Release Date: June 07, 2018

by Chickasaw Nation Media Relations Office

ADA, Okla. – The Chickasaw Nation Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Academy will host a biology and genetics workshop for students in grades seventh through 12th, 6-10 p.m. Friday, June 29, and 8-11 a.m. Saturday, June 30, at the Chickasaw Nation STEM Academy, 301 Seabrook Road.

The workshop, Hawk Moths versus Bats: The Evolutionary Race, is for students who have an interest in science.

Chickasaw citizen and evolutionary biologist, Dr. Chris Hamilton, will share a presentation about bats and hawk moths, how they have evolved for survival and how their evolution is related to the future of biology and medicine.

As an evolutionary biologist Hamilton integrates molecular, morphological, behavioral and ecological data into a comparative phylogenetic framework as a way to tell the stories of our planet.

Hamilton earned his Ph.D. in evolutionary biology from Auburn University. He holds a postdoctoral fellow position at the Florida Museum of Natural history at the University of Florida.

Breakfast and dinner will be provided. The workshops are offered to students at no cost. RSVP is recommended. Chickasaw preference will be given.

For more information, call 580-272-5579. Email to RSVP.

To learn more about Dr. Hamilton’s work, visit

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