Name: Kim C. Williamson, Ph.D.
USU Department of Primary Appointment:
Microbiology and Immunology
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Basic Biology of Bacterial, Viral, or Parasite Diseases
Immunology, Host Defenses
PhD, Boston University
BS, Ithaca College
Kim C. Williamson recently joined the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Faculty as a Professor in the Microbiology and Immunology Department. Her primary research interests are malaria immunity and transmission. Specific projects include developing malaria drugs and vaccines as well as studying the basic biology of parasite differentiation in vitro and in vivo in Ghana. She received a Ph.D. from Boston University and started working on malaria as a post-doctoral fellow at the National Institutes of Health in the Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. After her fellowship she joined the faculty at Loyola University Chicago, where she taught and did research before moving to USUHS. Dr. Williamson is also on the editorial board of Parasitology Research and a member of the American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and the malERA Refresh Panel.