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Dr Adam Keith Walker
Title:Dr
First name:Adam
Middle name:Keith
Surname:Walker
Faculty:Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Department:Department of Biomedical Sciences
Telephone number:+61-2-9850-2782
Address:2 Technology Place
Macquarie University
Email:adam.walker@mq.edu.au
Discipline/Expertise:Following my PhD at the University of Melbourne and postdoctoral studies at the University of Pennsylvania, I moved to Macquarie University in 2015.

My research focuses on uncovering the molecular mechanisms that drive neurodegeneration in motor neuron disease (MND) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD), with the aim of identifying new therapeutic targets for these devastating diseases. I use a range of molecular biology, biochemistry and microscopy techniques to study neuron cell culture and mouse models of disease as well as human patient tissue.

I am an experienced and enthusiastic mentor and supervisor, and look forward to discussing a range of exciting and innovative projects with potential Masters and PhD students.
Keywords:Motor neuron disease, dementia, biochemistry, microscopy, mouse models