Brittany Adamson

AB Adviser
Molecular Biology

Dr. Adamson is an assistant professor in the Department of Molecular Biology and the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics. She is also an associate member of the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. Dr. Adamson started her training in 2004 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the laboratory of Angelika Amon. In 2007, she joined the lab of Stephen Elledge at Harvard Medical School, where she used large-scale functional genomics technologies to study DNA repair mechanisms in human cells. She earned her PhD from Harvard Medical School in 2012. Following graduate school, Dr. Adamson worked with Jonathan Weissman at the University of California, San Francisco, where she received a postdoctoral fellowship from the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation. Her postdoctoral work pioneered new approaches for functional genomics in human cells, technologies that now enable comprehensive dissection of cellular pathways and delineation of cell behaviors with unprecedented resolution. Dr. Adamson is the recipient of a 2020 Searle Scholars Award and Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey New Investigator Award.

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