Bradley Williams, PhD

Director of Research & Diagnostic Innovation

Dr. Williams earned his Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Cornell University and is now a physicist at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC. He is also a self-taught expert on dysferlinopathy and has a long history of involvement in the dysferlin field. He created the first website about dysferlin deficiency in 2001, and he also leads a Yahoo discussion group for dysferlin-deficient patients.

Dr. Williams has been an advisor to the Jain Foundation since its inception in 2005. His extensive knowledge of the key players and findings in the dysferlin field was an invaluable resource for foundation president Plavi Mittal as she developed her vision for the foundation and got up-to-speed on dysferlin research. Dr. Williams now serves as a member of the Jain Foundation Scientific Advisory Board and provides advice primarily on projects related to medical physics, promising therapeutic drug candidates, patient diagnosis, and dysferlinopathy disease progression / natural history.