Baylor University
Department of Biology
College of Arts and Sciences

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Robert Adams

Professor of Biology

Ph. D., University of Texas at Austin

Major area of research--
Evolutionary studies of speciation

Courses currently teaching--
Thesis, Special Problems


My interests are focused in several areas that include plant speciation and evolution, the development of new kinds of DNA fingerprinting methods, the application of DNA technology to solving problems ranging from the preservation/degradation of DNA, geographic differentiation at the sub-specific level,variation due to relictual Ice Age conditions, to the use of DNA sequencing for phylogenetic studies and identfication of terpenoids by mass spectroscopy and analysis of terpene synthase genes.

New associations with Forensic Science, the Drug Discovery Center, Molecular Genetics and Field Ecology are opening doors for cross-disciplinary research at Baylor. The opening of our new molecular core facility will provide an incubator for cross-disciplinary research that has, here-to-fore, been unattainable.

It is exciting to see the Vision 2012 begin to take form and to be a part of this new dimension of cross-disciplinary research. Individually, we can perform, but together, we can open new dimensions of research.

Department of Biology