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Jeffrey Tomkins

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Jeffrey Tomkins has a PhD in Genetics (Clemson Univ, 1996) and works as a research scientist at the Institute for Creation Research (ICR) in Dallas, TX (2009-present).

Prior to ICR, Dr. Tomkins worked as a faculty member in the department of Genetics and Biochemistry at Clemson University where he directed the Clemson University Genomics Institute for 5 years (2002-2006). He also started and directed the well-funded Clemson Environmental Genomics Laboratory (2006-2009).

While working at Clemson, Dr. Tomkins also taught graduate level courses in genomics, proteomics, and physiological genetics in addition to introductory genetics for pre-med students.

During his secular academic career, Dr. Tomkins published 56 peer-reviewed journal papers and 6 book chapters in genomics, quantitative genetics, proteomics, and molecular cell biology.

In his current work at ICR, Dr. Tomkins works with DNA sequence data downloaded from public databases. Most of his recent research has focused on the human-chimp DNA similarity issue.

Dr. Tomkins is a frequent science writer for the monthly ICR magazine "Acts and Facts" and has published a number of key research papers in various creation-based journals.



Research Papers, Semi-Technical Articles, and Other Material

  • A complete listing of Dr. Tomkins creation-based research papers and semi-technical articles can be found at
  • Dr. Tomkins also maintains a biology-based blog covering recent scientific discoveries of importance to the origins debate at


Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D.
Institute for Creation Research
1806 Royal Lane
Dallas, TX 75229
Phone (800) 337-0375