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Mark C. Williams (Ph.D., Physics, 1998)


I was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure at Northeastern University in Boston.

After completing my Ph.D. in low temperature physics in 1998, I did a postdoc with Victor Bloomfield in the Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics at the University of Minnesota. In 2001, I started as an Assistant Professor in the Physics Department at Northeastern. My lab focuses on the development of single molecule biophysical methods for the study of nucleic acid interactions. I have received major grants from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health to study topics ranging from the biophysics of small molecule-DNA interactions to retroviral replication proteins. More information on my research can be found at: