Natecia Williams is a Senior Research Specialist in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Emory University. In 2013, She earned her Ph.D. investigating the role of non-coding DNA in transcriptional and post-transcriptional regulation of retinal neurons at Washington University in St. Louis. During her Ph.D. candidacy, she received a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (F31) from the NIH. She performed her postdoctoral research at Emory University, studying the biological mechanism behind retinal degenerative myopia. During her postdoctoral fellowship, she was awarded the Ophthalmology Research to Prevent Blindness Departmental Award and a position on the Ophthalmology Training Grant (T32). Her current research in the laboratory of Dr. Karmella Haynes focuses on the epigenetic regulation and treatment of triple negative breast cancer.
Senior Research Specialist