Adams Researching Lyme Disease
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.