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Wilton Bryan Williams

Associate Professor in Surgery
Surgery, Surgical Sciences
Box 103010, Durham, NC 27710
2 Genome Ct, 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.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Associate Professor in Surgery · 2021 - Present Surgery, Surgical Sciences, Surgery
Assistant Professor in Immunology · 2021 - Present Integrative Immunobiology, Basic Science Departments
Associate Professor of Medicine · 2021 - Present Medicine, Duke Human Vaccine Institute, Medicine
Member of the Duke Human Vaccine Institute · 2016 - Present Duke Human Vaccine Institute, Institutes and Centers
Member of the Duke Cancer Institute · 2021 - Present Duke Cancer Institute, Institutes and Centers

Education, Training & Certifications

University of Florida · 2011 Ph.D.