Henry Neal Williams is an internationally known microbiologist, specializing in microbial ecology and infection control in dentistry. After spending a 37-year-career at the University of Maryland-Baltimore that took him from a laboratory scientist post to a doctorate in microbiology and ultimately, a post as assistant vice president for research, he is currently a professor and researcher at Florida A&M University’s School of the Environment.
Williams made history last month when he was named an American Society for Microbiology Distinguished Lecturer. It makes FAMU the first historically black college or university to have a full-time faculty member included in the coveted ranks. The 2016-2018 class includes scientists from Smith College, Boston University’s School of Medicine, Ohio State University, the University of Texas, and others.
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