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The Study of Natural History and Evolution in the Age of Genomics
January 28, 2019 • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Presented by Dr. Prosanta Chakrabarty, Curator of Fishes and Associate Professor, LSU Museum of Natural Science and Department of Biological Science (website)
From his website:
Research in my lab focuses on recovering the relationships of fishes in order to better understand evolutionary and geological processes. My research interests target species with disjunct distributions (such as many cavefishes), bioluminescent fishes using sexual selection, and using phylogenomic markers (such as ultraconserved elements) to better understand the Fish Tree of Life. I also use phylogenetics to better understand major geological events like the Closure of the Isthmus of Panama or the formation of major Indo-West Pacific regions and barriers.