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Dr. Sankar Chatterjee

Sankar Chatterjee  Professor, Paul Whitfield Horn Professor, Vertebrate Paleontology
Curator Of Paleontology, Museum of Texas Tech University
Director Of Antarctic Research Center, Museum of Texas Tech University
Office: J17 Museum of Texas Tech and 220 Science Building
Phone: (806) 834-4590
Fax: (806) 742-0100
E-mail: sankar.chatterjee@ttu.edu
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Department of Geosciences, MS 1053,
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409-1053
Homepage Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • B.Sc. Geology , Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India 1962
  • M.Sc. Applied Geology , Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India 1964
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, London University, London, 1967-68
  • Ph.D. Geology, Calcutta University, Calcutta, India 1970
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Smithsonian Institution, 1977-78

Research

  • Origin, Evolution, Functional Anatomy
  • Systematics of Mesozoic vertebrates, Evolution and Biomechanics of vertebrate flights
  • Ontogeny and Phylogeny of birds, Heterochrony and Evolution
  • Plate Tectonics and Paleobiogeography, KT mass extinction
  • Shiva Crater and Deccan volcanism, Cranial kinesis of birds
  • Evolution of archosaur brain and intelligence

Courses

GEOL 1304: Historical Geology

GEOL 1350: History of Life

Synergistic Activities

Curator, Paleontology Division, Museum of Texas Tech University
Director, Antarctic Research Center, Museum of Texas Tech University