Dr. Margot Williams received her BS from Muskingum College in Ohio, then completed her PhD in the lab of Dr. Ann Sutherland at the University of Virginia where she studied mammalian development. She next made the switch to zebrafish during her postdoctoral training with Dr. Lila Solnica-Krezel at Washington University School of Medicine. While there, she was the recipient of multiple fellowships, including a K99/R00 career transition award from the NICHD.
At all stages of her scientific training, Margot has enjoyed teaching, mentoring, and volunteering with students of all ages to encourage their passion for scientific inquiry. She started her independent lab at Baylor College of Medicine in November 2019, where she seeks to understand how embryonic cell behaviors are spatiotemporally coordinated to shape the emerging body plan. Read the International Zebrafish Society (IZFS) announcement: https://bcmd8.bcm.edu/news/early-environmental-exposure-impacts-liver-epigenome