UT Tyler Department of Biology

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

Brent Bill, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biology
Research Interests:  Development of the Brain with Respect to Autism Spectrum Disorder, Utilization of the zebrafish as a model organism for pharmaceutical identification and assessment.
For more Information see: http://www.uttyler.edu/directory/biology/bill.php

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

Matthew Greenwold, Ph.D, University of South Carolina, 2011
Assistant Professor of Biology
Research Interests: Systematics, Molecular Evolution, Genomics, Metagenomics, Aquatic ecology, Conservation biology
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

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
Chair, 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