Dr. Robert J. Adams is an associate professor of molecular and comparative pathobiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His research interests are laboratory animal medicine, nonhuman primate diseases and animal facility design and operation. Serving as a veterinarian at Johns Hopkins for the past 35 years, Dr. Adams has helped to standardize and improve the quality of care for all research animals.
Dr. Adams serves as Director of Research Animal Resources and is the Associate Provost for Animal Research and Resources at Johns Hopkins University. Research Animal Resources (RAR) is Johns Hopkins’ centralized provider of veterinary medical care, research animal husbandry and animal research support. Under his guidance, Johns Hopkins veterinarians provide care or offer guidance for all Johns Hopkins University research animals.
Dr. Adams received his doctorate of veterinary medicine (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 three 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.
Dr. Adams serves on the Johns Hopkins Institutional Animal Care and Use (IACUC) and Institutional Biosafety Committees (IBC) to ensure quality care for all research animals.