The Williams Laboratory

The major interest of the Williams laboratory is the biology of hematopoietic stem cells.  The work has focused on understanding the interaction of hematopoietic stem cells with the bone marrow and abnormalities of these interactions, which are associated with leukemia.  These basic studies contribute to our translational research focus that utilizes hematopoietic stem cells as a target for gene therapy manipulations.  We believe these studies will lead to the development of more effective therapies for patients.