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Nicholas Larghi

Location  Polk Science
Phone  863.680.5024

Nicholas Larghi

Visiting Instructor of Biology

I try to teach using lessons I have learned from being both a teacher and a student. I believe that students cannot fully comprehend their subjects unless they have a solid theoretical understanding of the information before them. Students cannot complete their learning process without learning how to apply this knowledge as well. ”

After spending my teenage years sailing and exploring the underwater world. I pursued a BS in Marine Biology from the University of Rhode Island. Upon completion of this degree I decided to abandon the frigid northern latitudes for a more pleasant climate where I could complete my masters degree at the University of South Florida. Upon completing my degree in Physiology and Morphology I arrived fresh out of school at the doorstep of Florida Southern College where I currently engage students in the science of Human Anatomy and Physiology.

SCUBA, Bicycling, Sailing, Snorkeling, Hiking, Running, Gardening


MS-Physiology and Morphology January 2011, University of South Florida
BS-Marine Biology 2005 University of Rhode Island

Honors and Awards

  • Student Presentation award-Honorable mention, Florida Academy of Sciences 2012
  • Eagle Scout Award 2005

Publications or Exhibitions

Abstract-Larghi, Nicholas P.; Boze Hancock; Jim Turek; John Catena; and Najih Lazar. (2007). Restoration of oyster spat to North Cape oyster restoration sites in Rhode Island. Journal of Shellfish Research 26:2. Larghi, Nicholas P.; Stephen M. Deban. (2013). The effects of scaling on bite force and suction index in the eastern hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis) In preparation.