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UT Tyler Department of Biology


Ali Azghani, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Molecular mechanisms of pulmonary injury in infection and inflammation.
Research Website

Josh Banta, Ph.D, Stony Brook University, 2008
Assistant Professor of Biology
Research Interests: Ecological genomics, landscape ecology, community ecology, quantitative genetics, evolution.
Research Website
The Banta Lab Webpage

Blake Bextine, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Insect transmission of plant pathogens, molecular detection of pathogens, and bacterial and insect genomics.
Research Websites:
Bextine Lab
The International Psyllid Genome Consortium

Clement Chan, Ph.D, MIT, 2011
Assistant Professor of Biology, and Chemistry and Biochemistry
Research Interests: Chemical biology, synthetic biology and quantitative systems biology.

Jessica Coleman, M.S., The University of Texas at Tyler
Research Interests: Ecology, natural history, biodiversity, conservation of herpetofauna.

Neil B. Ford, Ph.D., Miami University of Ohio, 1979
Professor of Biology
Research Interests: Reproductive physiology of snakes, ecology and behavior of snakes.
Research Website

Srini Kambhampati, Ph.D., Simon Fraser University, 1987
Professor of Biology and Chair
Research Interests: Evolution, population genetics and genomics of insects.
Research Website

Katrin Kellner, Dr. rer. nat., University of Regensburg, 2009
Research Interests: Evolutionary ecology, population and evolutionary genetics, microbial ecology, evolution of mating systems, parthenogenic ants.
Research Site

James F. Koukl, Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1978
Associate Professor of Biology
Research Interests: hibernation physiology in turtles, ecology and behavior of turtles.
Research Website

John Placyk, Ph.D., University of Tennessee, 2006
Assistant Professor of Biology
Research Interests: Conservation biology, ecology and evolution of phenotypic traits, genetic composition of species populations.
Research Website

Jon Seal, Ph.D., Florida State University, 2006
Research Interests: Functional ecology, symbioses, behavioral ecology/physiology, phylogeography, conservation biology.


Lance Williams, Ph.D., Mississippi State University, 2000
Associate Professor of Biology
Research Interests: Aquatic community ecology, influence of restoration practices on aquatic ecosystems.
Research Website

Ri-Qing Yu, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, 2011
Assistant Professor of Biology
Research Interests: Microbial transformation and biogeochemistry of toxic metals and organic pollutants, microbial metagenomics and phylogeny, microbial interaction with plants, aquatic ecotoxicology.
Research Website

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