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William S. 'Sherm' Garver, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

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Contact Information

Phone: (505) 272-4790

Academic Career

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).


Research Interests

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.

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Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Nutrition
  • The Obesity Society
  • American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology