William F. Mueller
Director of Discovery and Integration
William Francis Mueller earned his Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from the University of California, Irvine where he applied molecular biological approaches to the study of alternative RNA splicing in the lab of Prof. Klemens Hertel, Ph.D.
As a postdoctoral researcher, he joined Lars Steinmetz’s group at the EMBL in Heidelberg, Germany to study gene regulation, but was drawn to the study of rare diseases and NGLY1. As the NGLY1 team leader in the lab, Will coordinated and directed the research between the two Steinmetz Lab locations at Stanford and EMBL. He used systems genetics approaches to determine molecular phenotypes of NGLY1 Deficiency and leveraged that information into functional screens and assays to predict therapies for treatment.
Will’s experience in the rare disease research field primed him to continue working on the treatment of NGLY1 Deficiency at Grace Science. He is enthusiastic about bringing integrated and unbiased approaches to all aspects of NGLY1 biology and continuing to grow and learn in rare disease biotechnology.