2006 Doctor of Philosophy in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
2000 Bachelor of Science in Applied Zoology, McGill University, Montréal, Québec.
2014 – Present Associate Professor/Curator of Fishes, Louisiana State University, Department of Biological Sciences, Museum of Natural Science, LA.
2016 - Present Research Associate National Museum of Natural History Smithsonian, Washington, D.C.
2012 - Present Research Associate, Division of Vertebrate Zoology, American Museum of Natural History, NY.
2016 - 2017 Program Director for National Science Foundation (Visiting Scientist, Engineer Program), Systematics and Biodiversity Sciences Cluster in the Division of Environmental Biology, Directorate for Biological Sciences, VA.
2008 - 2014 Assistant Professor/Curator of Fishes, Louisiana State University, Department of Biological Sciences, Museum of Natural Science, LA.
2006 - 2008 Post-doctoral Fellow, American Museum of Natural History, Department of Ichthyology, NY.
Awards & Honors (selected)
2019 Elected Fellow of AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) 2018 Senior TED Fellow
2016 Class of TED Fellows
2016 Rainmaker, 2015 Mid-Career Scholar Award, LSU
2013 LSU Rainmaker Award Emerging Scholar
2012 Distinguished Young Alumni Award, Macdonald Campus, McGill University
Introductory Biology Lab - Instructor of Record, Course Based Undergraduate Research
Freshman College of Science Seminar
Chakrabarty, P. (2012) A Guide to Academia: Getting into and Surviving Grad School, Postdocs and a Research Job. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford. ISBN:978-0470960417
Chakrabarty, P., Warny, S., Derouen, V. (2014) Making a Big Splash With Louisiana Fishes. Special Publication of the Occasional Papers of the LSUMNS. ISBN:978-4951-2077-0
Selected Publications (selected of 65+)
Burress, E.D., Alda, F. Duarte, A., Loureiro, M., Armbruster, J.W., Chakrabarty, P. 2018. Phylogenomics of the pike cichlids (Cichlidae: Crenicichla) and the rapid evolution and trophic diversification in an incipient species flock. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 31: 14-30 [Cover Article]
Chakrabarty, P., Faircloth, B. (co-first), Ludt, W.B., McMahan, C.D., Near, T.J., Dornberg, A., Albert, J.S., Arroyave, J., Stiassny, M.L.J.S., Sorenson, L., Alfaro, M.E. (2017) Phylogenomic Systematics of Ostariophysan fishes: Ultraconserved Elements Support the surprising non-monophyly of Characiformes. Systematic Biology 66 (6): 881-895. [Cover Article]
Chakrabarty, P., (2017) Teaching Louisiana Students About Evolution by Comparing the Anatomy of Fishes and Humans In: Lynn, C.D., Glaze, A.L., Evans, W.A., Reed, L.K. (eds.) Evolution Education in the American South CRC Press; pp. 177-187.
Butler, J.M., Whitlow, S.M., Gwan, A.P., Chakrabarty, P., Maruska, K.P. 2017. Swim bladder morphology changes with female reproductive state in the mouth brooding African cichlid Astatotilapia burtoni. Journal of Experimental Biology220: 4463-4470
Chakrabarty, P., O'Neil, G.A., Hardy, B., Ballengee, B. (2016) Five Years Later: An Update on the Status of Collections of Endemic Gulf of Mexico Fishes Put at Risk by the 2010 Oil Spill. Biodiversity Data Journal 4: e8728: 1-27.201