David Williams

MD/PhD Student

David Williams

MD/PhD Student

Research Advisor:

Koenraad Van Doorslaer

Research Topic:

Improving our understanding of the molecular mechanisms that drive Human Papillomavirus (HPV) induced cancers, by analyzing the evolutionary history of oncogenic Papillomaviruses.

Selected Publications:

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.
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.

Selected Awards/Honors:

1st Place poster presentation Methods in Evolution and Cancer Bootcamp 2019
Medical Award of Excellence: University of Arizona MD/PhD scholarship 2017

Selected Presentations:

Methods in Evolution and Cancer Bootcamp, 2019, Arizona Cancer Evolution Center, Modeling Human Papillomavirus oncogenesis from infection to transformation


  • University of California Berkeley, BA, Molecular and Cellular Biology, 2012
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