Dr. Adams received her Ph. D. in Physiology and Biophysics from the University of KY in 2005. Her published research includes studies on Estradiol's effect on the stress response and the rostral ventral lateral medulla's role in autonomic regulation. She was recruited to Scott County to start the state's first Biomedical Sciences program. The program, which utilizes curricula from Project Lead the Way (a national STEM education organization), requires 80 hours of professional development each summer at affiliate universities. Dr. Adams also works with PLTW as a master teacher at these affiliates each summer. She is currently building a nationally ranked program and is looking forward to graduating biomedical sciences students that go on to have successful careers in medicine and research. In addition, she is also working toward receiving a master's degree in Career and Technical Education Administration at EKU.