Prosanta Chakrabarty, evolutionary biologist and ichthyologist (Ph.D. EEB 2006), was named one of 21 TED Fellows for 2016. TED is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks.

Chakrabarty is an associate professor and Museum of Natural Science Curator of Fishes at Louisiana State University. TED selects thought leaders and trailblazers in various disciplines from around the world to be TED Fellows. Follow Charkrabarty on Twitter @LSU_FISH.

Meet the TED Fellows