William D. Picking

William Picking
  • Foundation Distinguished Professor

Contact Info

Office Phone:
Multidisciplinary Research Building, room #320B
Simons Biosciences Research Laboratories, room #108



Molecular biology; bacterial pathogenesis; vaccine target discovery; vaccine development; protein biochemistry; structural biology

Research interests:

  • Vaccines
  • Pathogenic Microbiology
  • Bacteriology


My courses touch upon the molecular basis for infectious diseases and the generation of preventative measures against infection. This includes identification of vaccine targets and the development of vaccines. Additional courses I am involved with are Topics in Scientific Integrity and Clinical Chemistry. My teaching methods span from traditional didactic delivery of material to group discussion and course "flipping".

Teaching interests:

  • Vaccines
  • Pathogenic Microbiology


Director of the HBC; University/School committee service; professional service (funding application review and peer review for journals); Outreach as Director of the KVI.