William S. 'Sherm' Garver, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Phone: (505) 272-4790
William Garver received his PhD from New Mexico State University (1991). He performed his postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Metabolism, Endocrinology, and Nutrition at the University of Washington Health Sciences Center (1992-1994). He then served as a research professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Pediatrics at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center (1995-2009) before joining the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center (2010-present).
William Garver investigates the Niemann-Pick C1 (NPC1) gene and encoded protein in relation to obesity and diabetes. His studies are currently investigating the evolutionary origins and physiological mechanisms by which common NPC1 gene variants interact with environmental factors and modifying genes to promote these different yet often coexistent metabolic diseases.