Folkers, Karl August

Alternative names

Hide Profile

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

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Folkers, Karl August, 1906-1997. Karl August Folkers papers, 1960-1997. University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
creatorOf [Karl August Folkers, biographical materials] University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
referencedIn Cyril Long papers, 1920-1970, 1920-1970 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Folkers, Karl August, 1906-1997. Karl August Folkers papers, 1960-1997. University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
creatorOf Karl August Folkers Papers 2005-005., 1960-1997 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin .
referencedIn Long, C. N. H. (Cyril Norman Hugh), 1901-1970. Papers, 1920-1970. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn William B. Provine collection of evolutionary biology reprints, 20th century. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Haurowitz mss., 1920-1985 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly
Role Title Holding Repository
Direct Relationships
Relation Name
associatedWith American Chemical Society corporateBody
associatedWith Folkers, Karl August, 1906-1997. person
correspondedWith Haurowitz, Felix, 1896-1987 person
associatedWith Long, C. N. H. (Cyril Norman Hugh), 1901-1970. person
associatedWith Long, Cyril, 1915- person
associatedWith Muscular Dystrophy Association corporateBody
associatedWith National Academy of Sciences corporateBody
correspondedWith Provine, William B. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Subject
Ubiquinones
Vitamin B
Occupation
Function

Person

Birth 1906-09-01

Death 1997-12-09

Information

Permalink: http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6sb4j5s

Ark ID: w6sb4j5s

SNAC ID: 44344132