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Rebecca Adams, Ph.D.

Rebecca Adams, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. in Cell and Developmental Biology, Vanderbilt University
Specialization: Molecular Genetics, Cell Biology, and Microbiology

I am a proud Belmont alum ('08, BS, Biology) and Nashville native.  After receiving my PhD from Vanderbilt, I was a postdoctoral fellow at Yale for three years before returning home (to Belmont and Nashville).  As a postdoc I explored RNA structure in the Hepatitis C Virus genome, and  I'm very excited to get back to the field I studied as a graduate student: how mRNA transcripts export from the nucleus in budding yeast.  I'm especially eager to explore scientific research with undergraduates!  My husband, Josh, and I spend our down time conversing over dinner and hanging out with my sister and her family and our friends.