Professor Henry Neal Williams is very pleased to announce two new additions to his laboratory, Drs. Grisel Fierros Romero and Rajneesh Jaswal. Williams says he is fortunate to have these very bright individuals join his laboratory to participate in a funded research study on the ecology of predation of the predatory organisms Halobacteriovorax (a bacterium), bacteriophage (viruses) and protists.
The work of Williams' laboratory on the Bdellovibrio and Like Organisms is garnering much attention through several invitations to speak about the research on these unique predatory bacteria. One such opportunity was at the recent MICROBE 2017 Meeting in New Orleans on June 1, 2017, where Williams was invited to lead a Track Hub session entitled, “Bacteria That Eat Bacteria”.
American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Distinguished Lecture for the 2016 – 2018 term, Henry Neal Williams, Ph.D., delivered invited presentations on his research on Bdellovbrio and Like Organisms to the ASM South Carolina and the ASM New Jersey Branches in March 2017 and April 2017, respectively. Williams describes both meetings as very successful, with a great number of participation by students in both the oral and poster presentations. He has recently accepted an invitation to present at ASM's Florida Branch on October 14, 2017 in St. Petersburg, FL.
The American Society for Microbiology Distinguished Lecturer (ASMDL) Program annually selects a scientifically diverse group of distinguished lecturers to be available to deliver lectures at meetings and events of any of the 35 ASM Branches throughout the country. Lecturers are chosen through a competitive nomination process, and only the most distinguished lecturers and researchers are chosen to participate in the program. Click here to read more.
The Tallahassee Scientific Society has announced Professor Henry Neal Williams at Florida A&M University’s School of the Environment as the recipient of its highest honor, the Gold Medal Award. Williams presented the Gold Medal Lecture and received the award on October 11, 2016. He is the first FAMU researcher to receive the Gold Medal Award. Click here to read more.