Fargo, N.D. – Neil Shubin, a noted paleontologist and evolutionary biologist, will present “Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5 Billion-Year History of the Human Body” during the sixth annual NDSU College of Science and Mathematics Community Lectureship. The presentation is scheduled for April 17 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Fargo Theatre and is free and open to the public.
In his research, Shubin seeks to understand why and how new evolutionary mechanisms arise. One of the three investigators credited for discovering the fossil tetrapodomorph fish Tiktaalik roseae, Shubin has developed expeditionary research programs in the United States, Canada, Africa, Asia and Greenland. His work has led to insights about origins of vertebrates such as mammals, frogs and crocodiles.
Shubin is a Robert R. Bensley Professor of Organismal Biology and Anatomy and associate dean for Academic Strategy at the University of Chicago.