Dr. Abree Williams
Dr. Abree Williams holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Biology from Alabama A & M University, and a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Alabama A&M University. While at A & M, her primary area of research involved the development of a rapid detection method for the reniform nematode in soil. Among the crops most severely affected by reniform nematode are upland cotton, pineapple and many vegetable crops including tomato, okra, squash, and lettuce. The significance of a rapid test would allow early detection and treatment of plants and fields resulting in economic benefit. She also sequenced and analyzed the transcriptome of two upland cotton varieties. Her participation in multiple research projects provides her with an expertise in using the tools of biotechnology. Dr. Williams joined the Biology Department at Columbia State in January 2015 and continues to serve the college in various ways.
Dr. Williams will present on her current research in microbiology and will engage the audience in a discussion and interactive exercise explaining the processes and methods she uses frequently to study activity on the molecular level.
Please join us and Dr. Williams as she talks about the scientific research she is conducting now!