Odyssey Medal

John H. Adams

John Adams imageDr. John Adams worked as a teaching assistant in the Department of Biology while at Hendrix. He went on to earn a M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Veterinary Medical Science from the University of Illinois. He later became a professor at the University of Notre Dame, where he taught from 1991-2007. Adams currently serves as a professor at the College of Medicine at the University of South Florida in Tampa. His research on the biology of malaria parasites focuses on new ways to control and prevent malaria, a disease that claims a life every 30 seconds, making it the leading cause of death and disease worldwide. Adams and his wife, Sheila, have two children.