A. Blake Williams, Ph.D.


Dr. Williams is an experienced editor of research papers, review articles, theses, and dissertations, and manuscript editing is his passion. His research has brought him into detailed contact with many different scientific fields.

He completed his Ph.D. at Indiana University (Bloomington, IN, USA) working out the mechanisms of stress-induced mutation and DNA repair in Escherichia coli. He then went on to a successful post-doctoral
fellowship, dividing his time between Harvard University (Cambridge, MA, USA) and the University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA, USA), studying cell cycle checkpoints and DNA damage and repair during post-embryonic development in Caenorhabditis elegans. His most recent scientific work explored novel innate immune responses and pathogen-sensing mechanisms in relation to a new type of inflammation-like pathway.

Dr. Williams is a native English speaker from the USA living in Austin, Texas, where he is in demand as anĀ editor for English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) scientists. He has detailed insight into many of the specific editing needs of ESL writers who speak a variety of native languages.

Before completing his doctoral work, he was a professional piano player in theatrical shows in
the USA and London. He still enjoys supporting other musicians as a collaborative pianist, and he practices the cello in his spare time.

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