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POSITIONS

Postdoctoral researcher 2021

  • Advisors: Kim Scribner, Ph.D; John Robinson, Ph.D.
  • Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
  • Michigan State University

Postdoctoral researcher 2019 – 2021

  • Advisor: Rachael Bay, Ph.D.
  • Department of Evolution and Ecology
  • University of California, Davis

EDUCATION

Ph.D. 2019

  • Advisor: Suzanne Edmands, Ph.D.
  • Program in Integrative and Evolutionary Biology
  • University of Southern California

M.Sc. 2013

  • Advisor: Nancy Solomon, Ph.D.
  • Department of Zoology
  • Miami University (OH)

B.S. 2011

  • Major: Biochemistry
  • Minor: Molecular biology
  • Miami University (OH)

Research Experience

  • Fall 2013, 2016-2018; Spring 2015, 2016-2017: Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Southern California (Advisor: Suzanne Edmands, Ph.D.)
  • Summer 2010: NSF REU, Department of Zoology, Miami University (Advisor: David Berg, Ph.D.)
  • 2008-2011: Undergraduate Research Assistant, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Miami University (Advisor: Christopher Makaroff, Ph.D.)
  • Summer 2008: Research Assistant, The John B. Pierce Laboratory, New Haven, CT (Advisor: Lawrence Marks, Ph.D.)

Awards

  • 2015: Outstanding Teaching Assistant, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Southern California
  • 2013: Dornsife Doctoral Fellowship
  • 2011: Best Presentation Emphasizing Methodology, Annual Meeting of the Society for Freshwater Science (formerly North American Benthological Society), Providence, Rhode Island
  • 2011: Senior Service Leadership Award, Miami University
  • 2009: Doctoral-Undergraduate Opportunities in Scholarship (DUOS) Award, Miami University
  • 2009: Undergraduate Research Award, Miami University
  • 2009: Howard Hughes Summer Internship, Miami University

Funding

  • 2017, 2018: Women in Science and Engineering Travel Grant, University of Southern California ($500)
  • 2012: Sigma Xi, Grant-in-Aid of Research ($500)

Professional Memberships

  • 2018: Genetics Society of America
  • 2014-2017: Society for the Study of Evolution
  • 2014: American Genetic Association
  • 2011-2013: American Society of Mammalogists
  • 2011-2013: Society for Freshwater Science (formerly North American Benthological Society)
  • 2009-2011: American Chemical Society

Presentations

Professional Society Meetings, oral presentations

  • Adams, NE, Wang X, Edmands S (2017) The effects of severe population crashes on genome-wide diversity in the Island Fox, Urocyon littoralis. Western Society of Naturalists. Pasadena, California
  • Adams, NE, Wang X, Edmands S (2017) The effects of severe population crashes on genome-wide diversity in the Island Fox, Urocyon littoralis. Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Evolution. Portland, Oregon
  • Adams NE, Berg DJ, Keane B, Solomon NG (2013) Molecular analysis of current subspecies classification of the prairie vole Microtus ochrogaster. Oral Presentation. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Berg DJ, Inoue K, Adams NE, Pohl AL, Sugita MG, Sei M, Lang BK (2012) Comparative phylogeography of desert spring invertebrates suggests complex patterns of evolution and cause for conservation concern. Society for Freshwater Science (formerly The North American Benthological Society) 60th Annual Meeting. Louisville, Kentucky.

Professional Society Meetings, poster presentations

  • Adams NE, Watson ET, Wang X, Edmands S (2018) Severe population crashes decrease genome-wide diversity in an already genetically depauperate insular mammal. Genetics Society of America’s (GSA) Population, Evolutionary, and Quantitative Genetics Meeting. Madison, Wisconsin
  • Adams, NE, Wang X, Edmands S (2016) Comparison of Island Fox, Urocyon littoralis, scat bacterial communities. Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Evolution. Austin, Texas
  • Adams NE, Dean M, Pauly G (2014) Endemism and morphological diversification on California’s Channel Islands: A study of the Island Night Lizard, Xantusia riversiana. Poster Presentation. Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Evolution. Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Adams NE, Keane B, Berg DJ, Solomon NG (2012) Molecular analysis of current subspecies classification of the prairie vole (Microtus ochrogaster). Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists, Reno, Nevada
  • Adams NE, Inoue K, Seidel RA, Sei M, Lang BK, Berg DJ (2011) DNA barcoding reveals two diversifications of Gammarus amphipods (Crustacea: Gammaridae) in Chihuahuan Desert springs. Annual Meeting of the Society for Freshwater Science (formerly North American Benthological Society), Providence, Rhode Island
  • Adams NE, Limphong P, Crowder MW, Makaroff CA (2011) Structure of Human ETHE1, a Glyoxalase-like Protein. Annual Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Anaheim, California
  • Adams NE, Limphong P, Crowder MW, Makaroff CA (2010) Structure of Human ETHE1, a Glyoxalase-like Protein. Annual Meeting of the American Chemical Society, San Francisco, California
  • Adams NE, Limphong P, Crowder MW, Makaroff CA (2009) Structure of Human ETHE1, a Glyoxalase-like Protein. Annual Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Salt Lake City, Utah

Professional Development

  • October 2018: Genetics Society of America’s GENETICS Peer Review Training Program, Population & Evolutionary Genetics section
  • August 2015: Strategies and Techniques for Analyzing Microbial Population Structures (STAMPS). Marine Biological Laboratory Woods Hole, Massachusetts
  • May 2014: Organization for Tropical Studies Special Course: Conservation genetics. Las Cruces, Costa Rica
  • March 2014: Conservation Genomics. UCLA La Kretz Center, California

Teaching Experience

  • Spring 2016: Graduate Teaching Assistant, Conservation Biology lab (BISC 352), Department of Biological Sciences, University of Southern California
  • Fall 2014: Graduate Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Ecology lab (BISC 315), Department of Biological Sciences, University of Southern California
  • Spring 2012: Graduate Teaching Assistant, Biological concepts: Structure lab (ZOO 116), Department of Zoology, Miami University (OH)
  • Fall 2011: Graduate Teaching Assistant, Biological concepts: Ecology, evolution, and genetics lab (ZOO 115), Department of Zoology, Miami University (OH)

Campus and Community Service

  • 2018: Lab tour,  USC Leslie and William McMorrow Neighborhood Academic Initiative, Los Angeles, California
  • 2018: Darwin Day Workshop for K-12 teachers, USC, California
  • 2014, 2017: Invited talk,  USC Leslie and William McMorrow Neighborhood Academic Initiative, Los Angeles, California
  • 2017: California State Science Fair volunteer, Los Angeles, California
  • 2015: Darwin Day, Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, California
  • 2014, 2015: NASA Night, Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, California
  • 2014: Curator’s Cupboard, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, California