Meet Our Donors and Awardees

Meet Our Donors and Awardees

Learn about the enormous impact of APS programs and awards on physiology and biomedical research by reading interviews with APS donors and awardees.

Paying it forward: perspectives of past Porter Fellow, Clintoria Williams, PhD

For 50 years, the APS has encouraged underrepresented minority students to pursue science-related careers, seeking to directly increase the number of minority research physiologists. The Society’s signature diversity program is the Porter Physiology Development Fellowship, which has provided graduate fellowships for underrepresented minorities pursuing a doctorate in physiology since 1967. We spoke with Clintoria Williams, PhD, past Porter Fellow (2005–2006), about her experience as a Fellow and how it impacted her career. 


Clintoria Williams, PhD

Clintoria Williams is a researcher at Emory University studying diabetic nephropathy and hypertension, with a focus on the roles of calcineurin and NADPH oxidases in the development of the diseases.