Christopher C. Chabot
Professor of Biology; Distinguished Teaching Award 2007; Distinguished Scholarship Award 2012; 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. He has received funding for his research on the neurobiological and genetic mechanisms of biological rhythms of horseshoe crabs from the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health (through the NH INBRE program), and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (through NH SeaGrant). He welcomes both undergraduate and graduate applicants to his lab.
Recent Publications (out of 30+)
2017, Simpson, SD, WH Watson, WK Thomas, J Ramsdell, and CC Chabot. The draft genome and transcriptome of Limulus polyphemus. (International Journal of Genomics) Article ID 7636513, 14 pages. https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/7636513.
2017, Anderson, RL, WH Watson III, CC Chabot. Rhythms of locomotor activity in the American horseshoe crab, Limulus polyphemus: Plasticity and variation with tidal regime. Mar Biol 64: 63.DOI 10.1007/s00227-017-3098-9.
2016, Chesmore, KN, WH Watson, and CC Chabot. Genomic and transcriptomic identification of a putative circadian system in the chelicerate Limulus polyphemus Comp Biochem Physiol. 19: 45-61.
2016, Rhythms of locomotion and seasonal changes in activity expressed by horseshoe crabs in their natural habitat, Winsor H. Watson III, Suzanne K. Johnson, Colin D. Whitworth, Christopher C. Chabot. Mar. Ecol. Progr. Ser. 542: 109–121.
2016, Chabot, C.C., N. Ramberg-Pihl*, W.H Watson. Circalunidian clocks control tidal rhythms of locomotion in the American horseshoe crab, Limulus polyphemus. Mar. Fresh Behav. Physiol. 49: 75-91.
Awards and recognition
2012 Plymouth State University Award for Distinguished Scholarship
2009-current Current Zoology, Editorial Board Member
2007 Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award, Plymouth State University
2003-current Journal of Circadian Rhythms, Editorial Board Member
Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II
Human Biology I and II
First year Seminar
Selected Grant Support (from over $1,800,000 in extramural grants)
2016-2018, $180,000, Biomedical bleeding effects of horseshoe crabs. NOAA, NH SeaGrant.
2015-2018, $228,022 “Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Circatidal and Circadian Rhythms”, Principal Investigator, National Institutes of Health INBRE program.
2013, $84,217, NSF MCA Genomics Supplemental grant. “Horseshoe crab biological rhythms, from molecules to movements.” Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation, Integrative Organismal Systems.
2010-2015, $643,900 “Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Circatidal and Circadian Rhythms”, Principal Investigator, National Institutes of Health INBRE program.
2009-2014, $312,000 “Horseshoe crab biological rhythms, from molecules to movements.” Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation, Integrative Organismal Systems (Co-PI – Winsor Watson III, UNH, Durham, NH).
2005-2008, $320,000 “Rhythmic behavioral and physiological processes in Limulus polyphemus”, National Sciences Foundation, Principal Investigator, (Co-PI – Winsor Watson III, UNH, Durham, NH)