Christopher C. Chabot

Professor of Biology; Distinguished Teaching Award 2007; Department Chair, Biological Sciences

BA, Colby College; PhD, University of Virginia
Contact information: 603 535-2864
Boyd Hall 210

About Professor Chabot

Chris Chabot is a Professor of Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior. His overall interest is in the molecular and physiological basis of animal behavior and he investigates these issues in the field and in the lab. He collaborates regularly with both undergraduate and graduate students and has published journal articles with both. His current work on the control of circadian and circatidal rhythms in horseshoe crabs is funded by both the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health (through the NH INBRE program). He welcomes both undergraduate and graduate applicants to his lab.

SelectedPublications (out of 20+)

2012, K. R. Grabek, Chabot, C.C. Periodicity of the PERIOD gene in the American lobster, Homarus americanus. Mar. Fresh. Behav. Physiol.. 45: 269-279.

2012, Chabot, C.C., D.M. Connolly*, and B.B. Waring*. The effects of restricted feeding and lighting conditions on locomotor activity of common spiny mice, Acomys cahirinus. J Circ Rhythms. 10:6.
2011, C.C. Chabot, J.F. Yelle, C.B. O’Donnell, and W.H. Watson III. The effects of water pressure, temperature and current cycles on circatidal rhythms expressed by the American horseshoe crab, Limulus polyphemus. Mar. Fresh Behav. Physiol. 44: 43-60.

2010, C.C. Chabot and W.H. Watson. Circatidal rhythms of locomotion in the American horseshoe crab Limulus polyphemus: Underlying mechanisms and cues that influence them. Current Zoology 56: 499-517.

2008 Chabot, C.C. and L.K. Webb. Daily and circadian rhythms of heart rate and locomotion in the American Lobster, Homarus americanus. Mar. Fresh. Behav. Physiol. 41: 29-41,

Awards and recognition

2012 Plymouth State University Award for Distinguished Scholarship

2009-current Current Zoology, Editorial Board Member

2007-2008 Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award, Plymouth State University

2003-current Journal of Circadian Rhythms, Editorial Board Member

Courses Taught

Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II
Human Biology I and II
Animal Behavior
First year Seminar
Animal Physiology

Selected Grant Support (from over $1,500,000 in extramural grants)

2010-current, $643,900 Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Circatidal and Circadian Rhythms, Principal Investigator, NH- INBRE from NCRR and NIGMS, NIH.

2009-current, $318,000 Horseshoe crab biological rhythms, from molecules to movements. Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation, Integrative Organismal Systems (Co-PI – Winsor Watson III, UNH, Durham, NH).

2012, NH SeaGrant, $6000, The effects of biomedical bleeding practices on daily activity of the American horseshoe crab, Limulus polyphemus.

2005-2008, $308,000 Rhythmic behavioral and physiological processes in Limulus polyphemus, National Sciences Foundation, Principal Investigator, (Co-PI – Winsor Watson III, UNH, Durham, NH)

2007, $5,000, Population Dynamics of Male and Female American horseshoe crabs (Limulus polyphemus) during breeding and non-breeding seasons in Great Bay and Little Bay. NH Sea Grant.