David F. Williams, Ph.D.Wake Forest School of Medicine

David F. Williams, Ph.D.


Contact Information

Academic: 336-713-1325 | Department: 336-716-2011


Education & Training

  • B.S., Univ Birmingham Medical School-United Kingdom, 1965
  • Ph.D., Univ Birmingham Medical School-United Kingdom, 1969
  • D.Sc., Univ Birmingham Medical School-United Kingdom, 1983

NPI Number

  • 1821148305
David F. Williams, Ph.D.

David F. Williams, Ph.D.

Professor, Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Contact Information

Academic: 336-713-1325 | Department: 336-716-2011


Recent Publications

Tang D, Tare RS, Yang LY, Williams DF, Ou KL, Oreffo RO. Biofabrication of bone tissue: approaches, challenges and translation for bone regeneration. Biomaterials. 2016;83():363-382.

Bezuidenhout D, Williams DF, Zilla P. Polymeric heart valves for surgical implantation, catheter-based technologies and heart assist devices. Biomaterials. 2015;36():6-25.

Ahn H, Ju YM, Takahashi H, Williams DF, Yoo JJ, Lee SJ, Okano T, Atala A. Engineered small diameter vascular grafts by combining cell sheet engineering and electrospinning technology. Acta Biomater. 2015;16():14-22.

Williams DF. Regulatory biocompatibility requirements for biomaterials used in regenerative medicine. J Mater Sci Mater Med. 2015;26(2):89.

Williams DF. The same but different: regulation of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine in the context of regional and international standards and expectations [commentary]. Tissue Eng Part A. 2015;21(23-24):2781-2782.

Williams DF. The biomaterials conundrum in tissue engineering. Tissue Eng Part A. 2014;20(7-8):1129-1131.

Williams DF. Carcinogenicity of implantable materials: experimental and epidemiological evidence. Int Urogynecol J. 2014;25(5):577-580.

Martin I, Simmons PJ, Williams DF. Manufacturing challenges in regenerative medicine. Sci Transl Med. 2014;6(232):232fs16.

Gu X, Ding F, Williams DF. Neural tissue engineering options for peripheral nerve regeneration. Biomaterials. 2014;35(24):6143-6156.

Chen WH, Lo WC, Hsu WC, Wei HJ, Liu HY, Lee CH, Tina Chen SY, Shieh YH, Williams DF, Deng WP. Synergistic anabolic actions of hyaluronic acid and platelet-rich plasma on cartilage regeneration in osteoarthritis therapy. Biomaterials. 2014;35(36):9599-9607.

Liu HY, Huang CF, Lin TC, Tsai CY, Tina Chen SY, Liu A, Chen WH, Wei HJ, Wang MF, Williams DF, Deng WP. Delayed animal aging through the recovery of stem cell senescence by platelet rich plasma. Biomaterials. 2014;35(37):9767-9776.

Williams DF. There is no such thing as a biocompatible material. Biomaterials. 2014;35(38):10009-14.

Wei HJ, Nickoloff JA, Chen WH, Liu HY, Lo WC, Chang YT, Yang PC, Wu CW, Williams DF, Gelovani JG, Deng WP. FOXF1 mediates mesenchymal stem cell fusion-induced reprogramming of lung cancer cells. Oncotarget. 2014;5(19):9514-9529.

Williams DF. In: Essential biomaterials science. New York: Cambridge University Press;2014: .

Attia AB, Yang C, Tan JP, Gao S, Williams DF, Hedrick JL, Yang YY. The effect of kinetic stability on biodistribution and anti-tumor efficacy of drug-loaded biodegradable polymeric micelles. Biomaterials. 2013;34(12):3132-3140.

Cheng W, Yang C, Hedrick JL, Williams DF, Yang YY, Ashton-Rickardt PG. Delivery of a granzyme B inhibitor gene using carbamate-mannose modified PEI protects against cytotoxic lymphocyte killing. Biomaterials. 2013;34(14):3697-3705.

Lo WC, Chen WH, Lin TC, Hwang SM, Zeng R, Hsu WC, Chiang YM, Liu MC, Williams DF, Deng WP. Preferential therapy for osteoarthritis by cord blood MSCs through regulation of chondrogenic cytokines. Biomaterials. 2013;34(20):4739-4748.

Liu H-Y, Chiou J-F, Wu ATH, Tsai C-Y, Leu J-D, Ting L-L, Wang M-F, Chen H-Y, Lin C-T, Williams DF, Deng W-P. The effect of diminished osteogenic signals on reduced osteoporosis recovery in aged mice and the potential therapeutic use of adipose-derived stem cells. Biomaterials. 2012;33(26):6105-6112.

Chen W, Cao Y, Liu M, Zhao Q, Huang J, Zhang H, Deng Z, Dai J, Williams DF, Zhang Z. Rotavirus capsid surface protein VP4-coated Fe3O4 nanoparticles as a theranostic platform for cellular imaging and drug delivery. Biomaterials. 2012;33(31):7895-7902.

Chen WH, Zeng R, Lo WC, Chen SYT, Lai TY, Williams DF, Deng WP. The role of the ERK1/2 pathway as an alternative to the aging-diminished cyclic AMP pathway in calcitonin-mediated chondrogenesis in human nucleus pulposus. Biomaterials. 2012;33(33):8256-8264.

Saul JM, Williams DF. Hydrogels in regenerative medicine In: Atala A, Lanza R, Thomson JA, Nerem R, eds. Principles of regenerative medicine. 2nd ed. San Diego (CA): Academic Press;2011: 637-661.

Williams DF. The role of short synthetic adhesion peptides in regenerative medicine; the debate. Biomaterials. 2011;32(18):4195-4197.

Williams D. The essential materials paradigms for regenerative medicine. JOM (1989). 2011;63(4):51-55.

Williams D. The delicate balancing act of metallic biomaterials. Med Device Technol. 2009;20(2):8,10.

Williams DF. On the nature of biomaterials. Biomaterials. 2009;30(30):5897-5909.

All Publications

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David F. Williams, Ph.D.

David F. Williams, Ph.D.

Professor, Institute for Regenerative Medicine

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