About NIA



Office: Division of Aging Biology (DAB)
Phone: 301-496-6402


John Williams, Ph.D., is a physiologist, bone cell biologist, and program officer at the National Institute on Aging’s Division of Aging Biology. Dr. Williams was previously an associate professor in nephrology in the Department of Medicine at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, with a joint appointment in the Department of Physiology.

Dr. Williams received his doctorate from Oklahoma State University and post-doctoral training at Washington University in St. Louis. In 1993, Dr. Williams switched from insulin signal transduction to osteoclast biology and did research primarily on bone metabolism until 2007.

At NIA, Dr. Williams oversees the Musculoskeletal Biology Program in the Division of Aging Biology. He covers grants investigating the basic biology of muscle, bone, cartilage, and wound healing.