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Nathan Lents

Professor of Biology, John Jay College

Nathan H. Lents is an American scientist, author, and university professor. He has been on the faculty of John Jay College since 2006 and is currently the director of the Cell and Molecular Biology program.

He is noted for his work in cell biology, genetics, and forensic science, as well as his popular science writing and blogging on the evolution of human biology and behavior. Lents is also a visiting faculty member at the University of Lincoln in the UK and a fellow with the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry.

Lents also writes popular science books, articles, and blogs at The Human Evolution Blog and Psychology Today under tagline “Beastly Behavior: How Evolution Shaped Our Minds and Bodies”.