Folkers, Karl August

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Birth 1906-09-01
Death 1997-12-09

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Karl August Folkers (1906-1997), was the Ashbel Smith Professor Emeritus of Chemistry and director of the Institute for Biomedical Research at The University of Texas at Austin at the time of his death. His research focused on naturally-occurring, biologically-active compounds. He is best known for his work with B-vitamins, hypothalamic hormone, coenzyme Q and mevalonic acid. During his career, Folkers held positions at Merck (1931-1963), the Stanford Research Institute (1963-1968), and The University of Texas at Austin (1968-1997). He received the American Chemical Society Award for meritorious work in pure chemistry in 1941, the Van Meter Prize of the American Thyroid Association in 1969, and the American Chemical Society Priestly Award in 1986, among others. In 1990, Folkers founded the Folkers Foundation for Biomedical and Clinical Research with the mission to support biochemical research on causes of human disease.

From the guide to the Karl August Folkers Papers 2005-005., 1960-1997, (Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin)

Karl August Folkers (1906-1997) was Professor Emeritus of Chemistry and director of the Institute of Biomedical Research at the University of Texas at Austin. His research focused on naturally-occurring biologically-active compounds. He is best known for his work with B-vitamins, hypothalamic hormone, coenzyme Q, and mevalonic acid.

During his career, Folkers held positions at Merck (1931-1963), the Stanford Research Institute (1963-1968), and the University of Texas at Austin (1968-1997). He received the American Chemical Society Award for meritorious work in pure chemistry in 1941, the Van Meter Prize of the American Thyroid Association in 1969, and the American Chemical Society Priestly Award in 1986, among others. In 1990, Folkers established the Folkers Foundation for Biomedical and Clinical Research with the mission to support biochemical research on causes of human disease.

From the description of Karl August Folkers papers, 1960-1997. (University of Texas Libraries). WorldCat record id: 57592494

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  • Vitamin B

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