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Robert J. Adams, DVM


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

Dr. Adams serves as the Associate Provost for Animal Research and Resources and the Director of Research Animal Resources.  He 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)

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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. In 1985 he was promoted to Associate Professor.  He was board-certified by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine in 1979 and was names Director of Animal Services and Laboratory Animal Services that same year.  In 2008 he was named Interim Associate Provost and Director of Research Animal Resources, and in 2012 was promoted to his current positions.  His research interests are laboratory animal medicine; animal facility design and operation; and nonhuman primate diseases


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