Patrick Williams is a research assistant professor at K-State Olathe. Pat has over 20 years of experience in the development of new analytical methods and instruments for bio-molecular testing.
In addition to these projects, Dr. Williams has worked on the AOAC National Committee for Bio-Threat Agents, and was recently designated a Kansas Public Health Leadership Scholar with the Kansas State Public Health Leadership Institute. In this role, he has been involved in the study and development of new policies related to food safety and public health. Dr. Williams has provided technical leadership as the branch chief of the Armed Forces DNA Technology Development Program of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, served on the National Scientific Review Board for the Human Genome Project and numerous NIH Study Sections on technology development.
At K-State Olathe, Pat works with industry, is establishing a new research lab, and teaching graduate level classes in the food science degree program.
- Ph.D., Biology, Clark University, 1991
- M.Ed., Biology, Framingham State College, 1982
- B.S, Biology, University of California-Santa Cruz, 1979
Current Scholarly Work/Publications
Yarbrough, J., Suri, A., Piceno, Y., Davis, G., and P. Williams. Detection of Bacterial Infection From Formalin-Fixed, Paraffin –Embedded Human Tissues by PCR and Denaturing Gradient Gel Electrophoresis. (2001) American Society of Microbiology General Meeting, Orlando, FL.
Wimpee, M., Jackson, B., Yarbrough, J., Suri, A., Piceno, Y., Davis, G., and P. Williams. Microbial Characterization of Metal Working Fluids. (2001) American Society of Microbiology General Meeting, Orlando, FL.
Williams, P., H. Millward, J. Toman, A. Gibbons, and D. de Silva. Rapid Sample Preparation and Real-Time PCR Analysis of Listeria monocytogenes from Fresh Poultry and poultry-Related Surfaces. (2003) American Society of Microbiology, General Meeting, Washington, DC.
Millward, H., J. Tolman, P. Riley, M. Roylance, S. Thatcher, P. Williams, and D. de Silva. Automated Sample preparation and Real-Time PCR Detection of Listeria monocytogenes in Milk. (2003) American Society of Microbiology, General Meeting, Washington, DC.