Academic History

Ph.D., Kansas State University, 1986.
Assistant Professor, 1990; Associate Professor, 1996; Professor 2006; University Professor 2015
Director of Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Cell and Molecular Biology 2005-present.

Contact Information

601 Science Engineering
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Department Office: 479-575-3251

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Interests See my welcome video

Eukaryotic genomics, molecular genetics, evolutionary processes affecting gene structure and regulation, developmental genetics. Genetics and genomics of metabolic diseases of poultry in ascites, and  fertility. Pathogenesis and microbiology of bacterial chondronecrosis with osteomyelitis in broilers.


 Find out about the Cell and Molecular Biology M.S. and Ph.D. Program

Research Projects in My Laboratory – brief descriptions of the projects and some of the people doing them

Powerpoint  and Youtube Video for advice and directions regarding Undergraduate Research in Biological Sciences

MANUAL – rules, solutions, and routine procedures used in my lab (updated 2017)

Selected Publications From Our Research

SEQAID (ver3.82) – download distribution files for SEQAID II for routine DNA and protein sequence editing and analysis (207K). This is stored “off-site” and when that server goes down you will need to email me to get the distribution.

Dr. Rhoads is the Director of the campus-wide interdisciplinary graduate program in Cell and Molecular Biology.