P. “Mickey” Williams, Ph.D.
Director, Molecular Characterization Laboratory, Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research
Dr. Williams received his doctorate from the University of Virginia, and did postdoctoral work at Stanford University. He spent thirteen years at Genentech, where he developed novel assays to support clinical studies and discover new therapeutic targets and contributed to the development of “real-time” PCR technology. Prior to joining CDP in 2010, he was a senior research group leader at Roche Molecular Diagnostics, managing two large multi-national clinical assay studies: The MILE Study (microarray innovations in leukemia) and a collaboration with the LLMPP (leukemia and lymphoma molecular profiling project) and also led projects that led to two FDA approved companion diagnostic tests. In his current position he continues to make contributions to the use of molecular technologies for use as clinical assays.