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Robert J. Adams, DVM

Robert Adams

Robert J. Adams, D.V.M., Diplomate ACLAM

Dr. Adams serves as Director of Laboratory Animal Medicine in Research Animal Resources, and is an Associate Professor of Comparative Medicine in the Department of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology. He serves on the Institutional Animal Care and Use (IACUC) and Biosafety Committees (IBC)

Expertise and Research

Dr. Adams received his D.V.M. from New York State College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University in 1973. Following 14 months in private small-animal practice, Dr. Adams entered the post-doctoral training program in laboratory animal medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in October, 1974. Following 3 years of training, he joined the faculty of the Division of Comparative Medicine as an Instructor. He was board-certified by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine in 1979. His research interests are laboratory animal medicine; animal facility design and operation; nonhuman primate diseases

Relevant Recent Articles

Mankowski JL, Queen SE, Tarwater PJ, Adams RJ, Guilarte TR. Elevated peripheral benzodiazephine receptor expression in simian immunodeficiency virus encephalitis. J Neurovirol 9(1):94-100, 2003.

Weed MR, Hienz RD, Brady JV, Adams RJ, Mankowski JL, Clements JE, Zink MC. Central nervous system correlates of behavioral deficits following simian immunodefiency virus infection. J Neurovirol (9)452-464, 2003. 

Pan C-H, Valsamakis A, Colella T, Nair N, , Polack FP, Greer CE, Perri S, Polo JM, Griffin DE. Modulation of disease, T cell Adams RJ responses, and measles virus clearance in monkey vaccinated with H-encoding alphavirus replicon particles. Proc Nat Acad Sci 102 (33):11581-11588, 2005.

Chen M-K, Lee JS, McGlothan JL, Furukawa E, Adams RJ, Alexander M, Wong DF, Guilarte TE. Acute manganese administration alters dopamine transporter levels in the non-human primate striatum. Neurotoxicity, 2005.

Laast VA, Pardo CA, Tarwater PM, Queen SE, Reinhart TA, Ghosh M, Adams RJ, Zink MC, Mankowski JL. Trigeminal ganglionitis in SIV-infected macaques: a model of HIV peripheral nervious system disease. Submitted, 2005.

Fletcher CA, Liao Z, Adams RJ, Carter DL, Jones O,  Davis H, Bryant JL, Hildreth JEK.  Characterization of an anti-lymphocyte function-associated antigen-1 antibody in a simian immunodeficiency virus - Pigtailed macaque (Macaca nemestrina) model.  Comp Med 56 (1):23-30, 2006.

Wachtman LM, Tarwater PM, Queen SE. Adams RJ, Mankowski JL.  Platelet decline: an early predictive hematologic marker of simian immundeficiency virus central nervous system disease.  J Neuro Virol 12:1-9, 2006.


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