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Publications

  • Adams, N.L., J.P. Campanale and K.R. Foltz. 2012. Damage or defenses: An examination of how the sea urchin proteome changes in response to ultraviolet radiation. Integrative and Comparative Biology 52: 665-680.

  • Gravem, S.A. and N.L. Adams. 2012. Sex and microhabitat influence the uptake and allocation of mycosporine-like amino acids (MAAs) to tissues of the purple sea urchin, S. purpuratus. Marine Biology Volume 159, Issue 12: p 2839-2852.

  • Campanale, J., L. Tomanek and N. Adams. 2011. Exposure to ultraviolet radiation causes proteomic changes in embryos of the purple sea urchin, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology & Ecology 397: 106-120.

  • Fernandez-Guerra, A., A. Aze, J. Morales, O. Mulner-Lorillon, B. Cosson, P. Cormier, C. Bradham, N. Adams, A. Robertson and W. Marzluff. 2006. genomic repertoire for cell cycle control and DNA metabolism in S-purpuratus. Developmental Biology: 238-251.

  • Foltz, K.R., N.L. Adams and L.L. Runft. 2004. Experimental analysis of the development of sea urchins and other non-vertebrate deuterostomes. In Methods in Cell Biology, edited by . Elsevier.

  • Hansen, Lara, Nikki Adams, Eric Mielbrecht, Andrew Bruckner and Coral Reef Conservation Program (U.S.). 2004. Enhancing management effectiveness of marine protected areas and coral reef species conservation through assessment of mycosporine-like amino acid (MAA) content in populations and genera. [Washington, D.C

  • Adams, N.L., J.M. Shick and W.C. Dunlap. 2001. Selective accumulation of mycosporine-like amino acids in ovaries of the green sea urchin, Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis, is not affected by ultraviolet radiation. Marine Biology 138.

  • Adams, N.L. and J.M. Shick. 2001. Mycosporine-like amino acids prevent UVB-induced abnormalities during development of the green sea urchin Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis. Marine Biology 138: 267-280.

  • Belton, R., N. Adams and K. Foltz. 2001. Isolation and characterization of sea urchin egg lipid rafts and their possible function during fertilization. Molecular Reproduction and Development: 294-305.

  • Adams, N. 2001. UV radiation evokes negative phototaxis and covering behavior in the sea urchin Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis. Marine Ecology Progress Series: 87-95.

  • Adams, N. and J. Shick. 1996. Mycosporine-like amino acids provide protection against ultraviolet radiation in eggs of the green sea urchin Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis. Photochemistry and Photobiology: 149-158.

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Educational Background

  • 2000-2002 – post doc, University of California, Santa Barbara (Molecular Biology of sea urchin development)

  • 2000 – PhD, University of Maine, Orono (Zoology)

  • 1995 – M.S., University of Maine, Orono (Zoology)

  • 1988 – BS, University of California, Santa Barbara (Aquatic Biology)

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Grants

  • NSF RUI: Molecular effects of ultraviolet radiation on development of sea urchin eggs and embryos

  • Bridges to Stem Cell Research-Cal Poly

  • Bridges to Stem Cell Research-Cal Poly

  • CSUPERB: Mass spectroscopy analysis of effects of UV radiation on the proteome of sea urchin embryos.

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Positions & Honors

  • 2007-present – Associate Professor, California Polytechnic State Univeristy, SLO

  • 2002-2007 – Assistant Professor, California Polytechnic State Univeristy, SLO

  • 2000-2002 – NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, UC, Santa Barbara (lab of Kathy Foltz)

  • 1996-2000 – EPA STAR Fellowship, Environmental Protection Agency

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Collaborators, Advisors & Advisees

  • Campanale, J – Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  • Cherr, G – University of California, Davis

  • Foltz, K – UC, Santa Barbara

  • Gravem, S – University of California, Davis

  • Hamdoun, A – Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  • Laiho, L – California Polytechnic State Univeristy, SLO

  • Schroeter, S – Marine Science Institute, UCSB

  • Shick, M – University of Maine, Orono

  • Tomanek, L – California Polytechnic State Univeristy, SLO

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