Dr. Prosanta Chakrabarty is an engaging presenter, he builds his presentations on solid science and vast knowledge of his field intertwined with fascinating insights, historical perspective, and a touch of humour. He can relate to students starting out in any science field, small children curious about the world, and anyone who has a sense of wonder and curiosity. He shares his passion and enthusiasm for science with his audience which inevitably are left with a new understanding of our world and often with more questions to consider. 

A scientist, an author, explorer, and an eductor Dr Prosanta Chakrabarty’ inspirational presentations will change the way you think about science, scientist, and ignite your curiosity about the world around you. 

Dr. Prosanta Chakrabarty is available as a Keynote or Graduation speaker. He is also available to speak about STEM, Diversity, Academia and Collaboration in science. Feel free to ask about his workshops, Dr. Chakrabarty always tailor his talks and workshops to the specific audience he works with. 


Dr. Chakrabarty has spoken at dozens of universities, museums, and other institutions. Below is a list of the some recent locations:

  •  The National Museum of Natural History (Smithsonian)
  • National Academies of Sciences, Keck Center
  • American Museum of Natural History (Ocean Luminaries)
  • Smithsonian National Zoo
  • National Science Foundation
  • Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Honduras
  • Kuwait Institute of Scientific Research
  • National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan
  • TED (2016, 2018), TEDxLSU (2015)


Watch Prosanta's TED Talks

Did humans evolve from monkeys or from fish? In this enlightening talk, ichthyologist and TED Fellow Prosanta Chakrabarty dispels some hardwired myths about evolution, encouraging us to remember that we're a small part of a complex, four-billion-year process -- and not the end of the line. "We're not the goal of evolution," Chakrabarty says.
TED Fellow Prosanta Chakrabarty explores hidden parts of the world in search of new species of cave-dwelling fish. These subterranean creatures have developed fascinating adaptations, and they provide biological insights into blindness as well as geological clues about how the continents broke apart million of years ago.
What if two different fish species, living thousands of miles apart from each other, hold the key to Earth's history? In this TEDx talk, evolutionary biologist and ichthyologist Prosanta Chakrabarty demonstrates the vitality of studies in nature, using 21st century tools to trace Earth's distant history, explain why it is the way it is today -- and theorize its potential futures.
Ichthyologist Prosanta Chakrabarty makes the case that the oceans aren't as vast as we think. At the Museum's Ocean Luminaries event held on March 2, 2018, he discussed the threat of pollution and how museum collections hold promise for the future of the world's oceans.
Prosanta Chakrabarty, Associate Professor/Curator of Fishes, Louisiana State University Museum of Natural Sciences, Baton Rouge, LA The May 18, 2017 DC Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER) was the DC Regional Forum (Keck Center, Washington DC). A myth exists, that many believe-that there is a lot of water.
National Science Foundation fish expert & researcher Prosanta Chakrabarty, Ph.D unearths an unusual video, and answers if fish can really live in the dirt! The mudfish (lungfish) video shown was obtained from Ghana Mission Fund. Although some cultures in Africa have taboos prohibiting the consumption of lungfish, in some food-scarce areas, it can serve as an important dietary supplement.
Back from a recent voyage to Kuwait, Dr. Prosanta Chakrabarty of the Museum of Natural Sciences at Louisiana State University presented some of his findings, specifically exotic freshwater fish samples. Chakrabarty also offered advice for young aspiring scientists who are looking to pursue graduate studies.