Frank Williams

Frank Williams

Contact Info

Office Address:
295L ASVM Building
1988 Fitch Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108

Instructor of Microscopic Anatomy, Medical School

NIH Postdoctoral Fellow in Cell Biology – Johns Hopkins Medical School

Postdoctoral Fellow in Neuroscience – University of Minnesota

Ph.D. University of Minnesota

M.S. University of Minnesota

B.E.S. University of Minnesota


Dr. Williams is a native Minnesotan who earned his graduate degrees in Anatomy here at the University of Minnesota. He then pursued post-doctoral fellowships in both Cell Biology (Johns Hopkins Univ.) and Neuroscience (U of MN). He has been associated with the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine since 1987, first in the laboratory of Dr. Al Beitz and later as a NIH-funded principal investigator in sensory neurobiology. His research examined normal and abnormal cellular neurobiology in somatosensory systems. Currently he is focused on innovation in teaching methods and materials, and is delighted to be working with the many dedicated student candidates for the D.V.M. degree.


Currently, Dr. Williams is developing three areas of interest related to teaching: a) web-based curriculum design and production, b) audio and video production and post-production, and c) application of novel technologies in teaching and information transfer.


Teaching Areas

Physiology and microscopic anatomy


CVM 6900 – Veterinary Microscopic Anatomy I

CVM 6901 - Veterinary Physiology I

CVM 6936 – Veterinary Microscopic Anatomy II

INMD 6821 - Human Histology