Mike Adams, Biology

Office: SCI 355 (map)

Phone: (860) 465-5305,                  

              55305 on-campus


B.Sc.; Dip.Ed.



U. Saskatchewan





Duke U.


Rockefeller U


Areas of interest:


Cell Biology

Courses taught:

Bio 230 General Genetics

Bio 304 Genetics and Society
Bio 330 Cell Biology
Bio 366 Readings in Cell & Molecular Biology
Bio 422 Research Methods
Bio 436 Molecular Genetics
Bio 466 Senior Seminar
Independent Study

FYR 174 First Year cluster

Research  Interests


Chlamydomonas reinhardtii

1) One of the most amazing tricks that cells do is to have their components autoassemble into more and more complex structures. One of the best examples of this is the eukaryotic flagellum. Approximately 600 different proteins come together to create this organelle. Flagella are easy to purify, since they are effectively outside the cell, and the alga Chlamydomonas has been a favorite for studying flagellar structure and function for some 40 years.

2) All organisms respond to environmental stress, such as heat shock, by producing a specific set of proteins, the heat shock proteins. For the last twenty years students have been looking at the role of these proteins in the single-celled alga Chlamydomonas.


The Chlamydomonas Teaching Center

Scitable: Cell Biology editor
Dead Grandmother Syndrome

PPI: A new cosmic force