Philip Adams, Ph.D.
NIH Independent Research Scholar

Dr. Adams graduated summa cum laude from West Virginia Wesleyan College with a B.S. in Biology in 2012. He received a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Central Florida in 2017. During which, he worked with Dr. Mollie W. Jewett at the UCF College of Medicine, Division of Immunity and Pathogenesis. His dissertation work identified and characterized murine infection-relevant RNAs in Borrelia burgdorferi, the causative agent of Lyme disease.

In 2017, he became a post-doctoral fellow in the lab of Dr. Gisela Storz at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. His work characterized novel regulatory RNAs and RNA-binding proteins in the model bacterium, Escherichia coli. Dr. Adams was awarded a Postdoctoral Research Associate Training (PRAT) grant in 2019 from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences.

In 2020, Dr. Adams received an Independent Research Scholar Award from NIH, allowing him to form an autonomous NIH research group focused on RNA-mediated gene regulation in Borrelia burgdorferi.

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