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Dr. William B. Cook

Professor Emeritus
Bolin Hall
Institution Degree Graduation Date
University of Missouri-Columbia Ph.D., Biological Sciences 1988
Central Washington University M.S., Biology 1984
University of Washington B.S., cum laude, Forest Resources 1977
Employer Position Start Date End Date
Midwestern State University Professor and Chair, Department of Biology 09/01/2005
Midwestern State University Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Biology 09/01/1999 08/31/2005
Midwestern State University Assistant Professor, Department of Biology 09/01/1991 08/31/1999
University of Missouri-Columbia National Science Foundation Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Plant Biology 05/01/1989 08/01/1991
University of Missouri-Columbia Post-doctoral Research Associate 10/01/1988 04/30/1989
University of Missouri-Columbia USDA National Needs Graduate Fellow 08/01/1985 09/30/1988
Northcentral Washington Fieldman's Apple Maturity Program Laboratory Director 08/01/1983 07/31/1985
Central Washington University Graduate Staff Assistant, Biology Department 09/01/1981 07/31/1983

Cook WB and JC Walker. 1992. Identification of a Mazie Nucleic Acid-Binding Protein (NBP) Belonging to a Family of Nuclear-Encoded Chloroplast Proteins.  Nucleic Acids Research 20:359-364.

Bowen CJ, NV Horner, WB Cook. 2004. Pitfall trap survey of Gnaphosid spiders from Wichita County of North-Central Texas (Araneae: Gnaphosidae) Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 77(3):181-192.

Spradling K, FB Stangl and WB Cook. 2004. Evidence for Multiple Paternity in the Red Bat (Laisiurus borealis) as Indicated by DNA Fingerprinting.  Occasional Papers of the Texas Tech University No. 224.


Wise RR and WB Cook. 1998. Development of Ultrastructural Damage to Cholorplasts in a Plastoquinone-Deficient Mutant of Maize.  Environmental and Experimental Biology.  40:221-228.

Cook WB and D Miles. 1992. Nuclear Mutations Affecting Plastoquinone Accumulation in Maize.  Photosynthesis Research 31:99-111.


Cook WB and D Miles. 1988. Transposon Mutagenesis of Nuclear Photosynthetic Genes in Zea mays.  Photosynthesis Research 18:33-59.

Moore TA and WB Cook. 1998. Two populations of Solanum elaeagnifolium Cav. F. albiflorum Cockll. (Solanaceae) are Blocked at Distinct Sites in the Anthocyanin Biosynthetic Pathway.  Texas Journal of Science 50(4):305-314.

Cook, WB. 2003. Plant Names: Common to Scientific and Plant Names: Scientific to Common.  In: Ness, B, editor.  Magill's Encyclopedia of Science: Plants Life, Volume 4.  Pasadena: Salem. p 1115-1198

Zhang D, WB Cook, NV Horner. 2004. ITS rDNA variation of two Black Widow species, Latrodectus mactans and Latrodectus hesperus (Araneae: Theridiidae ))).  Journal of Arachnology 32(2):349-352.

Cook WB and D Miles. 1990. Anomalous Electron Transport in a Photosystem I Deficient Maize Mutant.  Photosynthesis Research 24:81-88.