Frank Wilkinson

Frank Wilkinson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Program Director, Biology

Dr. Wilkinson completed his graduate degree at Temple University, School of Medicine, in August, 2000.  His postdoctoral work was at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and completed in August, 2006. His current research interests include:

1. Genetic control of animal development and implication for cancer

2. Mechanism of action of health promoting phytochemicals (curcumin, polyphenols, flavonoids)

His teaching is at all levels (first year, upper level, graduate) and includes Biology I and II, Genetics, Molecular Genetics, and Biochemistry I and II. Course coordination for Biology I and II labs, Microbiology lab and Genetics lab.


  1. Cundell, D.R and Wilkinson, F.H. (2014) Curcumin: Powerful Immunomodulator from Turmeric.  Current Immunology Reviews 10(2):122-132

  2. Basu A, Wilkinson F.H., Colavita K, Fennelly C, Atchison ML. (2014) YY1 DNA binding and interaction with YAF2 is essential for Polycomb recruitment. Nucleic Acids Res. 2014 Feb 1;42(4):2208-23.

  3. Wilkinson, F.H., Pratt, H. and Atchison, M.L. (2010) PcG Recruitment by the YY1 REPO Domain Can Be mediated by Yaf2. J. Cell. Biochem. 109:478–486.