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Adam Brandt

Assistant Professor of Biology

B.S., Frostburg State University
M.S., Frostburg State University
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign


Programs: Biology

Adam Brandt’s teaching and research interests are in molecular ecology, specifically evolution, phylogenetics, population and conservation genetics. Utilizing a blend of traditional molecular techniques and new technologies (e.g. next generation sequencing) he aims to use genetics as a tool to assist local and international agencies in making sound conservation and management decisions. He favors the use of non-invasively collected DNA samples (such as buccal swabs, feces or shed feathers) and joint collaborations with state wildlife agencies and international conservation groups to further his research goals.

A major component of Brandt’s research is student involvement. He has reached this point in his career by assisting professors and graduate students with their projects. He tries to provide the same opportunities and encourage students to take an active role in developing new skills and exploration of their interests.

Courses
BIOL 120 General Biology I
BIOL 121 General Biology II
BIOL 170 African Biodiversity and Conservation
BIOL 389 African Wildlife Conservation and Health
BIOL 489 Special Topics: Animal Behavior
BIOL 489 Special Topics: Disease Ecology
BIOL 489 Special Topics: Evolution and Population Genetics
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