William R. Folk, PhD

Professor

Biochemistry

Contact Information

Email folkw@missouri.edu
Phone 573-882-4857
Address 202 Schlundt Annex

Education

PhD Stanford University

BA Rice University

Research Summary

Studies of gene expression and replication, epigenetics, natural product biochemistry; improvement of science education in K-12 schools.

Current objectives are:

  • Understand activation of JCV virus DNA replication in human cells exposed to monoclonal antibody therapies for MS and other autoimmune disorders.
  • Understand the safety of botanical medicines for TB treatment and prophylaxis.
  • Understand the efficacy of complementary medicines for osteoarthritis.