Robert W. Carter 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 in high school biology, chemistry, physics and electronics. Robert Carter eventually became 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.
Robert Carter is now head Speaker/Scientist for Creation Ministries International-USA in Atlanta,Georgia. His children are also taking part in learning about creation in human genetics.
Robert Carter: Education
- 2003 University of Miami, Ph.D. Marine Biology and Fisheries.
- 1992 Georgia Institute of Technology, B.S. Applied Biology, Co-Op, with high honor.
- 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.
- 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.
Articles specifically on creation
- Platypus thumbs its nose (or bill) at evolutionary scientists
- Darwin’s dying legacy
- Taking a crack at the Neanderthal mitochondrial genome
- The slow, painful death of junk DNA
- An Ancient textile factory?
- A gentle answer; and the latest on ‘mitochondrial Eve’
- Neanderthal genome like ours (There may be Neanderthals at your next family reunion!)
- Splicing and dicing the human genome: Scientists begin to unravel the splicing code
- The Neutral Model of evolution and recent African origins
- CMI ministers in the Caribbean
- CMI scientific blunder?
- The chimpanzee Y chromosome is radically different from human
- Y-chromosome Adam and Cambrian explosion
- Corals, genes and creation
- Darwin’s Larmakism vindicated?
- Five concise responses to atheistic arguments
- NCSE Gives ‘Favorable’ Review of The Voyage the Shook the World
- Genetics and geographical distribution
- How does Gobekli Tepe fit with biblical history?
- The Non-Mythical Adam and Eve! Refuting errors by Francis Collins and BioLogos
- Can mutations create new information?