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Fishing for Answers to the History of Life

Curator of Fishes Professor Prosanta Chakrabarty discusses the science of Ichthyology
When Jan 30, 2014
from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Where West Laville Library
Contact Name
Contact Phone 2255782479
Attendees Honors College students
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In the first installment of our Spring Faculty Research Series, Assistant Professor Prosanta Chakrabarty will discuss his work as a "curator of fishes" (yes, that's his actual job title) with the LSU Museum of Natural Science. He'll detail how he initially became interested in Ichthyology, his areas of research, and his field work experiences around the world.

Professor Chakrabarty has attended Benjamin Cardozo High School in Queens, New York; McGill University (B.S.) in Montreal, Canada; and the University of Michigan (Ph.D.). He was also a Postdoctoral Fellow at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Professor Chakrabarty has traveled to more than 20 countries to conduct research on fishes. He has discovered more than a dozen new species and has published more than 30 papers on a range of topics from continental drift to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. He was recently awarded the 2013 LSU Rainmaker Emerging Scholar Award.