Jimmy Bernot (he/him) is an evolutionary biologist and NSF Postdoc Research Fellow at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. His research interests include crustacean phylogenetics, copepod taxonomy and systematics, parasite evolution, and computational biology. He is working to resolve the crustacean tree of life and understand the processes that have resulted in the spectacular morphological diversity of modern crustaceans, with a particular focus on parasitic copepods.
He is also passionate about science communication, public engagement, education, and outreach. Jimmy regularly participates in outreach events in Washington DC, especially at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and surrounding K-12 schools. He is actively involved in science engagement on digital media platforms including Twitter, Instagram, Skype A Scientist, and podcasts. Follow him @JimmyBernot to see his most recent updates and science engagement work. Use the contact form below or feel free to DM him on Twitter for speaking engagement or interview requests.
PhD Genomics & Bioinformatics, 2015-2020
George Washington University
MS Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, 2015
University of Connecticut
BS Biological Sciences, 2012
University of Connecticut
Interviewed on LGBTQ+ STEMCast, a podcast featuring LGBTQ+ scientists.
Thrilled to say I’m starting a @NSF postdoc fellowship to continue my work on the #copepod tree of life! I’ll be based at the @NMNH with @Annalida500 & @InvertebratesDC and will visit @NHM_London and @Senckenberg! #NSFfunded #PRFB #copepodology #Crustmas https://t.co/vTzF2PiPjh pic.twitter.com/ylKfrKKb43— Jimmy Bernot PhD 🦐🐛🏳️🌈 (@JimmyBernot) December 14, 2020
Launched Twitter thread on one of the most amazing and engimatic groups of crustaceans: the Tantulocarida 👇
TANTULOCARIDA: FEMALES AND MALES BECOME PREGNANT WITH CLONES OF THEMSELVES! Saving 1 of my favorite crustaceans for the last days of #Crustmas [a thread]. Among the smallest arthropods, tantulocarids are parasites of other micro-crustaceans— Jimmy Bernot PhD 🦐🐛🏳️🌈 (@JimmyBernot) December 24, 2020
All imgs: https://t.co/XINF5Me8pP pic.twitter.com/mlhSBYiUVd
Successfully defended my dissertation on Parasitic Copepod Evolution! 🥳
I successfully defended my dissertation today! So happy to share my work on parasitic copepods and crustacean evolution with my mentors, collaborators, friends and family! Thank you all! @AcademicChatter #science #ScienceTwitter #dissertation #phd #phdchat pic.twitter.com/qCVfD0mUb3— Jimmy Bernot PhD 🦐🐛🏳️🌈 (@JimmyBernot) November 19, 2020
A new phylogeny of the Pancrustacea. Parasite Hour Virtual Conference. American Society of Parasitologists.
Skype a Scientist. Met with 5th grade class for marine biology lesson and Q&A. The Leffell School, White Plains, NY.
Skype a Scientist. Met with 4th grade class for marine biology lesson and Q&A. Hampstead Hill Academy, Baltimore, MD.
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