Nathan H. Lents earned a B.S. and Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Saint Louis University and completed postdoctoral training in genomics and computational biology at NYU Cancer Center. He joined the faculty of John Jay College in 2006 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2011 and full Professor in 2016.
Previously the Director of Undergraduate Research, Deputy Chair of the Department of Sciences, and Director of the Cell and Molecular Biology major, Professor Lents was named as the director of the Honors Program and the Macaulay Honors College at John Jay College in 2016.
Professor Lents has has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
He has published dozens of research articles, book chapters, educational modules, and one book, “Not So Different: Finding Human Nature in Animals.” He maintains The Human Evolution Blog and writes most of its content.