The legacy of Williamson is being defined by his ability to take risks, his willingness to try new things and his desire to keep his focus on helping others.
In a video posted on Twitter on Thursday, he said he is “extremely excited to be a part of this team” and that he has “been blessed” to work with Dr. Robert Ritchie and his team.
Williamson said that his decision to move on from medical school was not a choice but rather a “natural extension of a lot of my personal experiences in life.”
He said that he hopes to continue “to lead the charge for science in the next generation” and will continue to share his research in order to “bring this great field to the next level.”
“I’ve learned a lot and seen a lot,” Williamson told CNBC.
“And I really feel that it was just the right time to make that transition.
It was really a natural extension of my experiences.”
Williamson previously announced in July that he would step down from the medical school in 2018 and instead pursue a role in the field of stem cell research.
He said he would focus on stem cell therapeutics.
“It is my intention to spend my life helping to shape the future of stem cells research,” Williamsons announcement said.
I will do my very best to help to help answer the questions that are posed in this field.””
I’m very grateful for all the support from colleagues, colleagues who are willing to invest in me, and the tremendous opportunity this has presented to me.
I will do my very best to help to help answer the questions that are posed in this field.”