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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.
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

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

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
Director of the Office of Scholarship and Research Professor of Biology 
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

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
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

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