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Adam L. Clayton

Undergraduate Student
Adams Lab Personnel


I've been working in Dr. Adam's lab since September 2007 working on the "Antarctic Project" identifying the species of nematodes endemic to various regions of the continent. Since I started I have been working more specifically with nematodes from the genus Plectus. I received an ORCA grant to determine what species of Plectus are found in Antarctica. I hope to settle (to some degree) the debate regarding what species of Plectus are actually there. I'm from Draper, UT. I studied at the Univeristy of Utah from 2002-03 and transferred to Brigham Young University after serving a two-year mission in Berlin, Germany for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I am studying Microbiology and hope to continue on in the discipline and acquire a PhD while continuing in laboratory research. I love what I do in the lab, and how dynamic the field of Microbiolgy and Genetics has become. I am marrying the love of my life, Jessica Brothers, on June 26th, 2009 and hope for all the best.

Educational Goals

I studied computer science for a year at the University of Utah, then transferred to BYU after my mission and am studying microbiology with the intent of eventually getting involved in pharmacology working for a drug company designing and researching newer and better drugs. Other Goals: I hope to one day get married and to get back to Europe and see everything I missed. The world is too big to stay put.