Adams Researching Lyme Disease

Published: February 19, 2021

West Virginia Wesleyan College alumnus Philip Adams will continue his Lyme disease research passion as an independent research scholar at the National Institutes of Health.

The three-year appointment will provide him with the opportunity to develop a mentored, independent research group with the government agency.

Adams is a native of Oakland and a Southern Garrett High School graduate.

The focus of Adams’ research group will be to study RNA-mediated regulation of the Lyme disease pathogen Borrelia burgdorferi. Gisela Storz, senior investigator at the NIH and a member of the National Academy of Sciences, will serve as his mentor, and other investigators at the NIH will continue to mentor Adams and assist with his career development.

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