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Joel R. Coats

Dr. Joel R. Coats

  • Distinguished Professor Emeritus

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2007 ATRB
2213 Pammel Dr.
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  • B.S., Arizona State University, 1970
  • M.S., University of Illinois, 1972
  • Ph.D., University of Illinois, 1974


  • Adjunct Professor, The Institute for Environmental and Human Health, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

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Joel’s research program includes two main areas: (1) insect toxicology and (2) environmental toxicology and environmental chemistry of agrochemicals. His research in the insect toxicology area is focused primarily on natural products as insecticides and insect repellents, including investigations of their spectrum of activity, mechanisms of action, metabolism, synthesis of biorational derivatives and analogs, quantitative structure-activity relationships. His scientific publications include 10 books, 7 review articles, 41 book chapters, and 142 peer-reviewed journal articles, and he holds 9 patents. He teaches in five graduate courses: Insecticide Toxicology, Pesticides in the Environment, Special Topics in Insect Toxicology, and portions of Principles of Toxicology, and Laboratory Methods in Toxicology. Joel has served as major professor for 44 graduate students who graduated from his lab, plus 3 current ones, and served as adviser for 13 postdocs.

Areas of Expertise: Insect Toxicology, Environmental Toxicology