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Neil Shubin

Neil Shubin after speaking at the University of Tulsa
Born December 22, 1960 (1960-12-22) (age 49)
Fields evolutionary biologist
Institutions University of Chicago
Field Museum of Natural History
Alma mater Columbia University
Harvard University Ph.D.
Known for Discovery of Tiktaalik roseae
Notable awards Miller Research Fellowship (?)
Guggenheim Fellowship (?)

Neil Shubin, (born December 22, 1960) is an American paleontologist, evolutionary biologist and popular science writer. He is the Robert R. Bensley Professor of Organismal Biology and Anatomy, Associate Dean of Organismal Biology and Anatomy and Professor on the Committee of Evolutionary Biology at the University of Chicago along with being the Provost of the Field Museum of Natural History[1]. He is well known for his discovery of Tiktaalik roseae.



Shubin earned a Ph.D. in organismic and evolutionary biology from Harvard University in 1987.

He has also appeared on The Colbert Report on January 14, 2008.


  • Your Inner Fish: A Journey Into the 3.5 Billion-Year History of the Human Body New York: Pantheon Books, 2008. ISBN 978-0375424472


  1. ^ "Neil Shubin Home Page". The University of Chicago. Retrieved 2008-04-26.  

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