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Robert W. Carter

Robert W. Carter is head Speaker/Scientist for Creation Ministries International--USA in Atlanta,Georgia.

He became a Christian early in his life, enabling him to take his belief in creationism to another level in his freshman year of college. He was then able to learn about defending his faith. He taught high school biology, chemistry, physics and electronics. He ended up being the Head Coach of the Darlington Swimming and Diving Team, and head of “Adventure Darlington” summer school high adventure program. He went to the University of Miami to obtain his Ph.D. in Marine Biology. He also studied the Caribbean corals and invertebrates. His project was on “Cnidarian Fluorescent Proteins.” He successfully cloned green and red fluorescent proteins from hard and soft corals. It took him about 500 scuba trips in order to do all his research.[1][2] His children are also taking part in learning about creation in human genetics.


Held at the opera house on 2007, November 27th, he had a great debate with Rick Pierson that 590 people attended, although Carter never intended debating with anyone in the beginning of his studies. Carter brought up a stumping question to Pierson that left him speechless, stopping him in mid sentence. The debate is available on DVD. [3]


Dr. Carter is a popular seminar speaker for CMI, having spoken at a number of important events. For example, in February 2009, during the celebration of Charles Darwin's 200th year birthday CMI-Canada and Canadian churches held a conference to better equip citizens about the untruths behind Darwin's theory. Robert Carter was one of the speakers brought to give Christians the knowledge and boldness to uphold scripture and use it for Christ's purpose.[4] Dr. Robert Carter has furthered his ministry by being involved in magazine and journal organisations, and is on their accredited speaker team.[5]

Dr Robert W. Carter
Creation Ministries International (United States)
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 350, Powder Springs, GA 30127
Phone: (800) 6161-CMI (from within the U.S.) or 1 (770) 439-9130 (from outside the U.S.)
Fax: 1 (770) 439-9784
Email: CMI Contact Form



  • 2003 University of Miami, Ph.D. Marine Biology and Fisheries.
  • 1992 Georgia Institute of Technology, B.S. Applied Biology, Co-Op, with high honor.

Professional Experience

  • 2004-2005 Environmental Consultant (T.Y. Lin International/H.J. Ross)
    • Water quality monitoring-Miami River dredging project
    • Impact mitigation-Key West Harbor Dredging project
  • 1996-2003 Doctoral Dissertation Work (University Of Miami)
    • Designed and performed experiments in marine ecology and genetic engineering
    • Helped develop new protocol for the rapid cloning of cnidarian fluorescent protein genes
    • Successfully cloned green and red fluorescent proteins from hard and soft corals
    • Helped create transgenic zebrafish with up-mutated fluorescent proteins
    • Worked with various PCR (e.g., long-distance, linker-mediated, and inverse), gene expression and Southern blot techniques
    • Studied vector design and cloning techniques
  • 2001-2004 Coral Aquaculturist (University Of Miami Experimental Hatchery)
    • Designed and built aquaculture facility for scientific study of Caribbean corals
    • Developed advanced water quality monitoring and alarm system
  • 1992-1996 High School Science Teacher (Darlington School)
    • Taught AP biology, chemistry, physics, and electronics
    • Extracurricular activities included Head Coach of the Darlington Swimming and Diving Team, head of Adventure Darlington-summer school high adventure program.

Major awards and recognition

  • 2000 UM MFBS Center grant for cloning and sequencing of novel GFPs: $4800
  • 1999 Institute for Marine Science Fellowship: $25,000
  • 1996-1999 Maytag Fellowship: $39,000
  • 1996 S.T.A.R. Teacher for Darlington School and the city of Rome, Georgia
  • 1990/1991 President, Beta Alpha chapter of Theta Xi Fraternity, Georgia Tech

Publications, Patents, and Products

  • Carter RW, Schmale MS, and Gibbs PDL (2004) Cloning of anthozoan fluorescent protein genes. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part C 138:259-270.
  • Carter RW (2003) Cnidarian Fluorescent Proteins. PhD Dissertation. University of Miami.[6]
  • Gibbs PDL, Carter RW, and Schmale MC (2007) Fluorescent Proteins from Aquatic Species. US Patent #7,291,711. One fluorescent protein from this patent has been licensed to Promega, Inc. It is being sold under the trade name ‘Monster Green’.
  • Manica A, Carter RW (2000) Morphological and fluorescence analysis of the Montastraea annularis species complex in Florida. Marine Biology 137:899-906.
  • Carter RW (2007) Mitochondrial diversity within modern human populations. Nucleic Acids Research 35(9):3039-3045.

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