Author: C. David de Santana

C. David de Santana

C. David de Santana is a Research Associate in the Division of Fishes at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. His biodiversity research program focuses on describing and understanding freshwater fish biodiversity by working in museum collections, the laboratory of molecular biology, and doing fieldwork. Some of de Santana's research on electric fishes can be seen at the Amazonia house of the Smithsonian’s National Zoological Park. This material is based upon work supported by the Global Genome Initiative under Grant No. GGI-Peer-2017-149.

C. David de Santana and his team exploring the Javari River on the border of Brazil and Peru on a misty morning. (Douglas Bastos)