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UT Tyler Department of Biology

Josh Banta

Josh Banta

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Department of Biology
Building: BEP 109
Phone: 903.566.7189


Senior Postdoctoral Associate New York University 2008 – 2011
Ph.D., Ecology and Evolution Stony Brook University 2004 – 2008
Ph.D. (transferred with advisor) University of Tennessee 2001 – 2004
B.S., Biology (Cum Laude)
Certificate, GIS Mapping


Teaching Experience

General Biology I (University of Texas at Tyler)
Applied Ecology and Conservation Biology Lab (Stony Brook University)
Biology I Lab (University of Tennessee)
Biology II Lab (University of Tennessee)
Ecology Lab (University of Tennessee)
Mentored 28 undergraduates during the last 10+ years, including 17 women and three
minorities. Five students presented their research at international professional
meetings, and three of them received competitive travel awards. At least nine students
have gone on to graduate school in science, or chosen research careers, and one of
them has received an NIH pre-doctoral fellowship.