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Jason Adams, PhD, MS, DC


Jason Adams

Associate Professor, Doctor of Physical Therapy program

Department: Department of Physical Therapy
Phone: 712-279-1650
Email: Jason.Adams@briarcliff.edu
Office Location: Heelan 283


Education

  • 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
Jason Adams

Biography

Dr. Jason Adams teaches the following courses in the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program at Briar Cliff University: human anatomy and anatomy lab, human embryology, human physiology and physiology lab, and human pathophysiology. These courses are included in the basic biomedical curricular thread of the Physical Therapy Program. Dr. Adam's unique combination of formal education, clinical experience, and teaching experiences makes him an ideal Assistant Professor for the Physical Therapy Program.

In addition to the Human Anatomy course at Briar Cliff University, Dr. Adams teaches Advanced Anatomy Lab and Advanced Human Anatomy Lab, where he directs the dissection of human cadavers for undergraduate students that have the intent to continue their education in a health care professional field. He serves by giving tours at Briar Cliff University of the anatomy lab to local high school students and has participated in continuing competence by recently attending a Gross and Clinical Anatomy Workshop on the anatomy and dissection of the vertebral column and lower limb at the University of South Dakota’s School of Medicine.

Dr. Adams has taken various courses on pathology or courses with content describing different pathologies. As a practicing chiropractor for 4 years, Dr. Adams was able to apply this knowledge to disorders of the musculoskeletal system and nervous system. He has also been able to use this knowledge and clinical experience while teaching pathophysiology at Briar Cliff University for the past two years.

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Scholarship

Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • Voelkel JE, Harvey JA, Adams JS, Lassiter RN, Stark MR. FGF and Notch signaling in sensory neuron formation: A multifactorial approach to understanding signaling pathway hierarchy. Mechanisms of Development, 2014.
  • Adams JS, Sudweeks SN, Stark MR. Pax3 isoforms in sensory neurogenesis: Expression and function in the ophthalmic trigeminal placode. Developmental Dynamics, 2014 Oct; 243(10): 1249– 61. Macdonald DW, Squires RS, Avery SA, Adams J, Baker M, Cunningham CR, Heimann NB, Kooyman DL, Seegmiller RE. Structural variation in articular cartilage matrix are associated with early– onset osteoarthritis in the spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenital (Sedc) mouse. Int. J. Mol. Sci., 2013, 14 (8): 16515– 16531.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Peer– Reviewed Scientific and Professional Presentations:

  • Adams JS. Pax3 splice form expression and isoform function in the ophthalmic trigeminal placode. LDS Life Science Research Symposium, 2013; Salt Lake City, UT.
  • Adams JS and Stark MR. Pax3 splice form expression and isoform function in the trigeminal placode, Society for Developmental Biology, 71st Annual Meeting, 2012; Montreal, Canada.
  • Adams JS and Stark MR. Pax3 splice form expression and isoform function in the trigeminal placode, Society for Neuroscience, 2010; San Diego, CA.
  • Lassiter, R, Ball M, Adams J, Wright B, and Stark MR. Sensory neuron differentiation is regulated by notch signaling in the trigeminal placode, Society for Developmental Biology, 69th Annual Meeting, 2010; Albuquerque, NM.
  • Adams JS, McMahan BL, Mercer L, Brown RJ, and Oxford JT. Collagen type XI in zebrafish axial skeletal development, American Society for Matrix Biology Biennial Meeting, 2008; San Diego, CA.
  • Adams J, McMahan L, Brown R, Maschmann J, Mercer L, and Oxford JT. Developmental expression and function of collagen type XI in zebrafish (Daniorerio), AAAS Pacific Division, 2008; Boise, ID.
  • Adams J, Brown R, Maschmann J, Irwin I, Woodbury L, Mercer L, and Oxford JT. Developmental expression of collagen type XI in zebrafish (Danio rerio), AAAS Pacific Division, 2007. Boise, ID.

Abstracts

  • Adams JS and Stark MR. Pax3 splice form expression and isoform function in the trigeminal placode, Society for Developmental Biology, Abstract #374 from the 71st Annual Meeting, 2012; Montreal, Canada.
  • Adams JS and Stark MR. Pax3 splice form expression and isoform function in the trigeminal placode, Society for Neuroscience, Abstract #232.23 from the 40th Annual Meeting, 2010; San Diego, CA.
  • Lassiter, R, Ball M, Adams J, Wright B, and Stark MR. Sensory neuron differentiation is regulated by notch signaling in the trigeminal placode, Society for Developmental Biology, Abstract #293 from the 69th Annual Meeting, 2010; Albuquerque, NM.
  • Adams JS, McMahan BL, Mercer L, Brown RJ, and Oxford JT. Collagen type XI in zebrafish axial skeletal development, American Society for Matrix Biology Biennial Meeting, Abstract # 161 from the Biennial Meeting, 2008; San Diego, CA.

Other Scholarly Products:

  • Contributed to article: Feland JB, Myrer JW, Schulthies SS, Fellingham GW, Measom GG. The effect of duration stretching of the hamstring muscle group for increasing range of motion in people 65 years or older. Physical Therapy, 2001; 81(5): 1110– 1117.