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Wilton Bryan Williams, PhD

Associate Professor in Surgery
Assistant Professor in Immunology
Associate Professor of Medicine
Office: 2 Genome Ct, Durham, NC 27710
Campus Mail: DUMC Box 103010, Durham, NC 27710

Dr. Williams completed a PhD in Biomedical Sciences (Immunology and Microbiology) from the University of Florida and did his postdoctoral work in the laboratory of Dr. Barton Haynes at the Duke Human Vaccine Institute (DHVI).

The key goals of HIV vaccine development are to define the host-virus events during natural HIV infection that lead to the induction of broadly neutralizing antibodies, and to recreate those events with a vaccine. As a junior faculty member in the DHVI, Dr. Williams is further characterizing SHIV non-human primate models for HIV infection, and evaluates B cell responses to HIV-1 vaccination in humans and non-human primates.

Education and Training

  • Ph.D., University of Florida, 2011


Williams, W. B., K. Jones, A. Krambrink, D. Grove, P. Liu, N. L. Yates, M. A. Moody, et al. “Multiple antibody specificities (gp41, V1V2, and V3) elicited in the phase II multiclade (A, B, C) HIV-1 DNA prime, rAd5 boost vaccine trial.” In Retrovirology, Vol. 9. Springer Science and Business Media LLC, 2012.

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