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David W. Walker, PhD

David W. Walker, PhD

UCLA Department of Integrative Biology & Physiology

Dr. David W. Walker is Professor, UCLA Department of Integrative Biology & Physiology.

His research program primarily works to better understand the molecular and cellular mechanisms of aging. One of the major goals of his research program is to identify novel approaches to slow aging and prolong healthy lifespan. The long-term aim of this research is to provide novel therapeutic targets to counteract age-related human diseases.  Providing insights into the basic biological mechanisms of aging is the leading approach towards the development of rationale interventions to prolong health, wellness and longevity.

Dr. Walker has a BSc in genetics from Queens University of Belfast, and an MRes in molecular biology and a PhD in genetics, both from the University of Manchester. He did post-doctoral work in genetics at the California Institute of Technology.