David Williams

College of Medicine – Tucson
Year Entered Program: 
Degrees Received: 

B.A. Molecular and Cell Biology University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

About Me: 

I have always been fascinated by how the unseen world around us affects our lives, from the movement of planets to the growth of bacteria. In terms of human health I am interested in how microbial life interacts with our immune systems to promote health and in states of disease. After graduating with my bachelors degree I took the opportunity to work in a range of laboratories focusing on virology and Immunology, to further my understanding of host pathogen interactions. In my spare time I enjoy working with electronics and studying new languages. With an extended family stretched out across many states and countries I also look for the opportunity to travel whenever possible.

Selected Publications: 
  1. Williams D​, Wu W-L, Grotefend C, Radic V, Chung C, et al. (2014) IFITM3 Polymorphism rs12252-C Restricts Influenza A Viruses. PLoS ONE. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0110096.

  2. Alpert, Heyer, Williams,​ Harvey, Greenough, et al. (2012) A Novel Assay for Antibody-Dependent Cell-Mediated Cytotoxicity against HIV-1- or SIV-Infected Cells Reveals Incomplete Overlap with Antibodies Measured by Neutralization and Binding Assays. Journal of Virology. doi:10.1128/JVI.01650-12.