Adam Clayton 

Adam L. Clayton

Undergraduate Student

aclayto@byu.net

Biography

I've been working in Dr. Adam's lab since September 2007 working on the "Antarctic Project" identifying the species of nematodes endemic to various regions of the continent. Since I started I have been working more specifically with nematodes from the genus Plectus. I received an ORCA grant to determine what species of Plectus are found in Antarctica. I hope to settle (to some degree) the debate regarding what species of Plectus are actually there. I'm from Draper, UT. I studied at the Univeristy of Utah from 2002-03 and transferred to Brigham Young University after serving a two-year mission in Berlin, Germany for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I am studying Microbiology and hope to continue on in the discipline and acquire a PhD while continuing in laboratory research. I love what I do in the lab, and how dynamic the field of Microbiolgy and Genetics has become. I am marrying the love of my life, Jessica Brothers, on June 26th, 2009 and hope for all the best.

Educational Goals

I studied computer science for a year at the University of Utah, then transferred to BYU after my mission and am studying microbiology with the intent of eventually getting involved in pharmacology working for a drug company designing and researching newer and better drugs. Other Goals: I hope to one day get married and to get back to Europe and see everything I missed. The world is too big to stay put.