Lori Adams, Ph.D.

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Lori Adams
Associate Professor of Instruction, Department of Biology
Program Director, Iowa Sciences Academy
Program Director, Latham Science Engagement Fellowship Program
B.S., University of Illinois, 1998
PhD, Texas A&M University, 2003
Email: Phone:
(319) 335-1322
169 Biology Building
129 East Jefferson St., Iowa City, IA 52242-1324
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Research Summary

Undergraduate Research and Mentoring

I am interested in enhancement of undergraduate biology education through research experience opportunities, effective mentoring, and the practice of scientific teaching.

Current Titles and Affiliations:
Biology Honors Program, Advisor

Iowa Biosciences Academy, Program Director and Co-PI 

Latham Science Engagement Initiative, Deputy Director 

Hawkeyes at the Microscope, Co-leader

National Academies Education Mentor in the Life Sciences

National Institutes of Health National Research Mentoring Network, Master Trainer

Currently teaching the following courses:

002.028 Ways of Knowing Science                                 002:189 Communicating Research
002:198 Biology Honors Seminar                                    168.041 IBA Student Development Seminars


Professional Development Programs Completed:
NSF Wisconsin Program for Scientific Teaching Post-doc, 2009

Wisconsin Program for Scientific Teaching "Entering Mentoring" Seminar Series, 2008

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Teaching Fellow, 2008-2009

Research Experience:
Post-doctoral research, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Mentor: Dr. Andrew Bent
  -Awarded NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Postdoctoral Fellowship

Graduate research, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, Mentor: Dr. Jim Giovannoni
  -Dissertation: Molecular analysis of ethylene signal transduction

Undergraduate research, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, Mentor: Dr. A.L. Rayburn