Christopher Williams

Christopher Williams

Christopher Williams

Power Words

One step at a time

Where were you born? 

Baltimore, MD

What school did you attend? 

Frostburg State University (undergrad), Georgetown University (graduate school)

What gained your interest in the NIH? 

Ever since starting graduate school, I knew that I wanted to work at the NIH at some point in my career. When I started graduate school, I wanted to run my own lab and I knew that the NIH was a great place to get my start doing that. My plans for my future have changed, but coming to the NIH has definitely helped me discover my future career (science education and outreach)

What kind of work do you do at the NIH? 

I work in the Laboratory of Biochemistry and Genetics in the NIDDK. I am studying fertilization and reproduction in the worm C. elegans.

What message would you like to send to young Blacks who are considering going to college? 

I think it is important to find what you are passionate about and to also find what you are good/great at and do those things. It is even better if your skills and you passion line up.