Proessor of Geology, University of California - Riverside
Paleontologist and teacher with over 100 peer-reviewed scientific publications mostly on fossils from the Cambrian and lower Paleozoic. Extensive field-based research experience in south Asia and South East Asia. Interested in informal science education in these areas. Author of "monishar pathorer bon" (Monisha and the Stone Forest) about a Bengali village girl's quest to find a natural explanation for fossilized wood.