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Diane K. Adams

Diane Adams, assistant professor in the Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences and in the Institute for Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, passed away on June 22, 2017. She was in hospice and died peacefully in the presence of her family.

Adams was an active researcher who carved out a niche in a new research area of developmental biology focusing on the potential for neural plasticity and evolution to create new metamorphic changes in marine organisms in response to environmental changes. Adams believed in hands-on teaching and opened her laboratory to students, providing them with invaluable experience in collecting real research data and preparing manuscripts for publication.

Adams received her B.S. in Aquatic Biology summa cum laude from University of California, Santa Barbara, and her Ph.D. from the MIT/Woods Hole Joint Program in Biological Oceanography. She joined Rutgers in 2013 and was reappointed in 2016 as a tenure track assistant professor. Adams was an AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow from 2012 to 2013. She also had fellowships at the United States Agency for International Development (UASAID) and the National Institutes of Health.

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