Dr. rer. nat. Ashley Williams - Curriculum Vitae

Education and professional career

2009: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Microbiology and Genetics, Indiana University USA
2009 - 2012: Post-doc Harvard University, USA
2009 - 2012: Post-doc University of California, USA
2012 - 2014: Post-doc University of Cologne
2014 - present: Scientist, University of Cologne

Selected publications

Williams, A.B. and B. Schumacher. (2016) Schäden am Erbgut: DNA-Reparatur ist lebenswichtig, bei Krebsellen aber unerwünscht. Dtsch. Artebl. 113(50): A-2320/B-1905/C-1881.

Stevens, H., Williams, A.B. and W.M. Michael. (2016) Cell-type specific responses to replication stress in early C. elegans embryos. PLOS ONE 11(10) doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0164601.

Williams, A.B. and B. Schumacher. (2016) DNA damage responses and stress resistance: Concepts from bacterial SOS to metazoan immunity. Mech. Ageing Dev.: Special issue dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mad.2016.09.007.

Butuci M., Williams A.B., Wong M.M., Kramer B., and W.M. Michael. (2015) Zygotic genome activation triggers chromosome damage and checkpoint signaling in C. elegans primordial germ cells. Dev. Cell 34(1): 85-95.

Mueller, M.M., Castells-Roca, L., Babu V., Ermolaeva M.A., Müller R.U. Frommolt P., Williams A.B., Greiss S., Schneider J.I., Benzing T., Schermer B., and B. Schumacher. (2014) DAF-16/FOXO and EGL-27/GATA promote developmental growth in response to persistent somatic DNA damage.  Nat. Cell. Biol. 16(12) 1168-79.

Williams, A.B. (2014) Spontaneous mutagenesis comes into focus in Escherichia coli.
DNA Repair (Amst). 24: 73-9.

Williams, A.B., K.M. Hetrick, and P.L. Foster. (2011) Double-strand break repair and Holliday junction processing are required for chromosome processing in stationary phase Escherichia coli cells. G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics 1: 417-425.
Williams, A.B., K.M. Hetrick, and P.L. Foster. (2010) Interplay of DNA repair, homologous recombination, and DNA polymerases in resistance to the DNA damaging agent 4-nitroquinoline-1-oxide in Escherichia coli. DNA Repair 9(10): 1090-7.

Williams, A.B. and W.M. Michael. (2010) Eviction notice: New insights into Rad51 removal from DNA during homologous recombination. Molecular Cell 37: 157-158.
Williams, A.B. and P.L. Foster. (2007) The Escherichia coli histone-like protein HU has a role in stationary phase adaptive mutation. Genetics 177: 723-735.