David S. Adams (biologist)
|Dave S. Adams|
|Professor, Biology & Biotechnology Worcester Polytechnic Institute|
|Alma mater||Oklahoma State University
University of Houston
University of Texas
- In 1974, Adams received his BS in Physiology form Oklahoma State University.
- In 1976, he obtained his MS in Biophysical Sciences from the University of Houston.
- In 1979, he obtained his PhD Molecular Biology from the University of Texas.
- From 1979-1984 Adams received his Postdoc in Molecular Biology from Rockefeller University, NYC.
Alzheimer's Disease research 
In 1995, he was the first person to successfully replicate Alzheimer's Disease in a mouse. His work in the field suggests that it was an over-abundance of protein production that causes the disease, as opposed to "twists" in neurons as is alternately argued. The finding remains one of the most significant discoveries in Alzheimer's research to date.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute 
Adams lectures multiple biology classes at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, notably Cell Biology, Virology, and Advanced Cell Biology. He is an avid supporter of abolishing textbooks for upper classes, due to his belief that memorization does not contribute to a greater understanding of biology.
Research interests 
- Molecular medicine
- Neurodegenerative diseases
- Neurotrophic factors as therapeutics for neuro-regeneration
- Mouse models for Alzheimer's
- "David Adams". WPI. Retrieved 21 December 2012.
- David Adams at WPI - WPI's Biology Department website on David Adams
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