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Brian Walker

Academic history

Brian Walker, PhD, received his bachelor’s degree in medical microbiology from the University of Edinburgh in 1992 and his doctorate in molecular immunology from Imperial College, at the University of London in 1999. In 2008, he completed his fellowship in hemato-oncology from the Institute of Cancer Research, London, UK.

Prof. Walker is currently a Senior Research Scientist at the Centre for Molecular Pathology at The Royal Marsden Hospital in London and a Professor of Medicine in the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).

Speaking on the genetics of myeloma

Prof. Walker’s research focuses on the genetics of myeloma, incorporating cutting-edge technology in research aiming at improving understanding of the mechanisms of myeloma and response to treatment. He has studied the effect of single nucleotide mutations, translocations and other genetic abnormalities on patients’ prognoses. Prof. Walker is currently involved in the application of innovative diagnostic testing in myeloma.