Adam Williams, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


Allergic diseases, particularly asthma, represent a major public health problem in developed countries, yet there are many aspects of disease pathology that we do not yet understand. My laboratory seeks to bridge immunology, genomic research and bioinformatics to develop a deeper understanding of asthma pathogenesis. Our specific focus is on altering the function of specific cell types that control immune responses to allergens, including immune cells known as T helper cells and the epithelial cells that line the airway, allowing accurate and early diagnosis of the disease as well as the identification of novel targets for therapeutic intervention.


Education and Experience

Education
2007-2012
Yale University, New Haven, CT
Postdoctoral fellow, immunobiology

2006
University College London, London, UK
Ph.D., biology

2001
Cardiff University, Wales, UK
B.Sc., biochemistry

Experience

2014-
Assistant professor
The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine, Farmington, CT

2012-2014
Academic research scientist
Yale University Department of Immunology

Honors

2001, K. S. Dodgson Memorial Prize. The Best Performance by a Biochemist. Cardiff University

1998-2001, Scholarship for Excellence. University of Wales