Prosanta Chakrabarty, Ph.D.

2006 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI 
 2008 Ichthyology American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY, United States 
 2008- Museum of Natural Science Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, United States 
 2016-2017 Systematics National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA, United States 
Zoology Biology, Genetics
"Prosanta Chakrabarty"

Dr. Prosanta Chakrabarty is a Professor and Curator of Fishes at the Museum of Natural Science and Department of Biological Science at Louisiana State University. He is an evolutionary biologist and an ichthyologist studying the deep history of life on this planet. His work includes fieldtrips to over 35 countries and he has discovered fifteen new species. He earned his PhD at the University of Michigan and his undergraduate degree is from McGill University in Montreal. He has written over 70 peer-reviewed papers and two books including, A Guide to Academia: Getting into and surviving grad school, postdocs and a research. He is a Senior Fellow at TED, an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a Fulbright Distinguished Chair; you can follow him on Twitter @Preaux_Fish or via his website

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Melanie Lisa Jane Stiassny research assistant 1999-1999 American Museum of Natural History (Evolution Tree)
William Lee Fink grad student 2006 University of Michigan
 (Phylogenetic and biogeographic analyses of Greater Antillean and Middle American Cichlidae.)
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Nachman MW, Beckman EJ, Bowie RC, et al. (2023) Specimen collection is essential for modern science. Plos Biology. 21: e3002318
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Ludt WB, Corbett EC, Kattawar J, et al. (2023) A reference genome for Bluegill (Centrarchidae: Lepomis macrochirus). G3 (Bethesda, Md.)
Elías DJ, McMahan CD, Alda F, et al. (2023) Phylogenomics of trans-Andean tetras of the genus Hyphessobrycon Durbin 1908 (Stethaprioninae: Characidae) and colonization patterns of Middle America. Plos One. 18: e0279924
Ghezelayagh A, Harrington RC, Burress ED, et al. (2022) Prolonged morphological expansion of spiny-rayed fishes following the end-Cretaceous. Nature Ecology & Evolution
Poo S, Whitfield SM, Shepack A, et al. (2022) Bridging the Research Gap between Live Collections in Zoos and Preserved Collections in Natural History Museums. Bioscience. 72: 449-460
Hart PB, Arnold RJ, Alda F, et al. (2022) Evolutionary relationships of anglerfishes (Lophiiformes) reconstructed using ultraconserved elements. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 171: 107459
Crawford CH, Webber-Schultz A, Hart PB, et al. (2022) They like to move it (move it): walking kinematics of balitorid loaches of Thailand. The Journal of Experimental Biology. 225
Alda F, Ludt WB, Elías DJ, et al. (2021) Comparing ultraconserved elements and exons for phylogenomic analyses of Middle American cichlids: when data agree to disagree. Genome Biology and Evolution
McMahan CD, Elías DJ, Li Y, et al. (2021) Molecular systematics of the Awaous banana complex (River Gobies; Teleostei: Oxudercidae). Journal of Fish Biology
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