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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.