Dr. Adams teaches Veterinary Anatomy in the veterinary curriculum and participates in team-taught graduate courses on Advanced Physiology and Endocrinology of Reproduction in Mammals, Advanced Bovine Reproduction, Bovine Reproductive Ultrasonography & Embryo Transfer, and Research Techniques in Endocrinology & Reproduction. He is a team member of the course Biomedical Rounds that was awarded the Provost's Prize for Innovative Practice of Teaching and Learning, University of Saskatchewan (2008). Dr. Adams also consults on Theriogenology cases admitted to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
Dr. Adams has broad interests in basic and applied aspects of reproductive science and medicine, and is recognized internationally for his work on ovarian function. He has published classic studies of ovarian follicle development, ovulation and fertility in several species including cattle, camelids, cervids and humans. Results of studies on ovarian function in women by Dr. Adams and co-workers at the University of Saskatchewan was cited as one of the top 100 scientific discoveries of the year by Discover Magazine. Technical applications resulting from his work include ovarian synchronization and superstimulation, oocyte collection, in vitro embryo production and transfer in cattle and camelids, 2- and 3-dimensional ultrasonography, and computer-assisted image analysis. His current research focuses on ovulation-inducing factors in seminal plasma, factors influencing oocyte competence in cattle, and synchrotron-based biomedical imaging.
Research Awards & Accomplishments
Ratto MH, Delbaere LTJ, Leduc YA, Pierson RA, Adams GP. 2011. "Biochemical isolation and purification of ovulation-inducing factor (OIF) in seminal plasma of llamas." Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology." 9:24 doi:10.1186/1477-7827-9-24.
Wysokinski TW, Chapman D, Adams GP, Renier M, Suortti P, Thomlinson W. 2010. "Beamlines of the biomedical imaging and therapy facility at the Canadian light source — Part 2." Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A 5. (in press).
Jaiswal RS, Singh J, Marshall L, Adams GP. 2009. "Repeatability of 2-wave and 3-wave patterns of ovarian follicular development during the bovine estrous cycle." Theriogenology. 72:81–90.
Bergfelt DR, Steinetz BG, Dunn JL, Atkinson S, Testa JW, Adams GP. 2009. "Validation of a homologous canine relaxin radioimmunoassay and application with pregnant and non-pregnant Northern fur seals (Callorhinus ursinus)." General and Comparative Endocrinology. doi:10.1016/j.ygcen.2009.05.017.
Skidmore JA, Adams GP, Billah M. 2009. "Synchronisation of ovarian follicular waves in the dromedary camel (Camelus dromedarius)." Animal Reproduction Science. 114:249-255.
Adams GP, Ratto MH, Collins CW, Bergfelt DR. 2009. "Artificial insemination in South American camelids and wild equids." Theriogenology. 71:166-175.
Adams GP, Jaiswal R, Singh J, Malhi P. 2008. "Progress in understanding ovarian follicular dynamics in cattle." Theriogenology. 69:72-80.
Bó GA, Guerrero DC, Adams GP. 2008. "Alternative approaches to setting up donor cows for superstimulation." Theriogenology. 69:81-87.
Malhi PS, Adams GP, Mapletoft RJ, Singh J. 2007. "Oocyte developmental competence in a bovine model of reproductive aging." Reproduction. 134:233-239.
Adams GP, Testa WJ, Goertz CEC, Ream RR, Sterling J. 2007. "Ultrasonographic detection of early embryonic development in the northern fur seal (Callorhinus ursinus) in the field." Marine Mammal Science. 23:445-452.
Baerwald AR, Adams GP, Pierson RA. 2003. "A new model for ovarian follicular development during the human menstrual cycle." Fertility and Sterility. 80:116-122.
Hilton JL, Sarty GE, Adams GP, Pierson RA. 2001. "Magnetic resonance image attributes of the ovarian follicle wall at specific phases of development and regression." Biology of Reproduction 65: 1067-1073.
Bergfelt DR, Adams GP. 2000. "Ovulation synchrony after follicle ablation in mares." Journal of Reproduction and Fertility Supplement 56:257-269.