Patrick Williams


Research Professor
Kansas State University, Olathe

Research Areas: Molecular Genetics | Website |

Patrick E. Williams, Ph.D., has over 20 years of experience in the development of new analytical methods and instruments for bio-molecular testing. This research includes innovative sample preparation chemistries and PCR based assays for the traditional foodborne pathogens, as wells as new assays for juice and wine spoilage organisms. In addition to these projects, Dr. Williams has worked on the AOAC National Committee for Bio-Threat Agents. Dr. Williams was recently designated a Kansas Public Health Leadership Scholar with the Kansas State Public Health Leadership Institute. In this role, he has been involved in the study and development of new policies related to food safety and public health. Dr. Williams has provided technical leadership as the branch chief of the Armed Forces DNA Technology Development Program of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, served on the National Scientific Review Board for the Human Genome Project and numerous NIH Study Sections on technology development. In addition, he has directed scientific research programs for the development of equestrian immunoassays to environmental agents and biological toxins.

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