Position: Assistant Professor of Pharmacogenomics
Phone: (540) 542-6237
Employed Since: 2018
PhD, University of Pittsburgh; PharmD, Shenandoah University
Fields of Expertise:
- Development of software tools to translate data from diverse platforms to pharmacogenomics haplotypes (e.g. star alleles)
- Detection and characterization of complex structural variation in pharmacogenes with next-generation sequencing on the Oxford Nanopore platform
- Studying methods for the implementation of pharmacogenomics in broad clinical practice
- Discovery of epistasis among pharmacogenes as a means to better understand genetic drivers of variation in drug response
Dr. Adams is an assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacogenomics at Shenandoah University School of Pharmacy. He completed a PharmD at Shenandoah University and a PhD at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. While at the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Adams received a competitive NIH supported TL-1 Post-Doctoral Fellowship and a Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Pharmaceutical Science supported by the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education.
Dr. Adams is interested in the use of analytics, informatics, and next-generation sequencing to drive clinical implementation of pharmacogenomics. He has led and supported multiple translational research projects investigating clinical utility of pharmacogenomics and has several peer-reviewed publications. His work has supported ventures in the private sector and several successful grant applications.