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Jason Adams

Assistant Professor of Biology

Biology Department

Heelan 283

Started at Briar Cliff:



PhD, Physiology and Developmental Biology, Brigham Young University

MS, Biology, Boise State University

DC, Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport, IA

BS, Pre-Physical Therapy, Brigham Young University


I am a faculty member at Briar Cliff University with an educational background in anatomy and physiology, and a research background in developmental biology.  I also have professional experience as a doctor of chiropractic.  Currently, I reside in Sioux City with my wife and four sons.


Fang M, Adams JS, McMahan BL, Brown RJ, Oxford JT.  The expression patterns of minor fibrillar collagens during development in zebrafish.  Gene Expression Patterns, 2010 Oct-Dec; 10(7-8):315-22.

Lassiter RN, Ball MK, Adams JS, Wright BT, Stark MR.  Sensory neuron differentiation is regulated by notch signaling in the trigeminal placode.  Developmental Biology, 2010 Aug. 15;344(2):836-48.

Classes Taught:

BIOL 151 — General Biology I
BIOL 152 — General Biology II
BIOL 221 — Human Anatomy
BIOL 340 — Pathophysiology
BIOL 58IS — Senior Seminar
SPTS 71 IS — Advanced Human Anatomy