William K. Funkhouser

William K. Funkhouser, MD, PhD, is a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center member, Professor of Medicine in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at UNC-Chapel Hill and Director of Anatomic Pathology & Surgical Pathology. Funkhouser is involved with Clinical Research, the Thoracic Oncology Program and the Urologic Oncology Program.

Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
UNC-Chapel Hill
Clinical Research
Thoracic Oncology Program
Urologic Oncology Program

Area of interest

My service responsibilities include surgical pathology (pulmonary, cardiac, pulmonary/cardiac transplantation, ENT, GU, endocrine, bone/ST), and molecular pathology.

I am interested in developing rapid methods of obtaining genotypic and phenotypic data from frozen and formalin-fixed tissue, as well as the subsequent testing of these data as independent predictors of clinical outcome. We are currently interested in 1) mismatch repair defects in human carcinomas, 2) correlation of mRNA and protein expression for known prognostic loci in non-small cell lung carcinoma, 3) generation of stable reusable solid phase cDNA libraries, and 4) molecular definition of neoplastic clonotype.

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