Dr. Chuck Fisher is a deep-sea biologist whose research interests include the physiology of animals harboring chemoautotrophic symbionts, and the ecology of the communities that they often dominate. He has worked extensively with submersible and robotic vehicles to study these communities in their natural habitats around hydrothermal vents and cold seeps all over the world.

Dr. Fisher serves as one of the Chief Scientists of the 2016 Lau back-arc Basin cruise.