Professor of Medicine

Education

1996   
BSc, Medical Microbiology
University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, Scotland

2000
PhD
Imperial College, University of London

Postgraduate Training

2000-2004
Post-doctoral Fellowship, Co-evolution of antigen processing molecules.
Institute for Animal Control
Berkshire, UK

2004-2008
Post-doctoral Fellowship, Haemato-Oncology.
The Institute of Cancer Research
London, UK

2008-2014

Staff Scientist, Genetics of Multiple Myeloma
The Institute of Cancer Research
London, UK 

2014-2015

Senior Research Scientist, Molecular Diagnostics
Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
London, UK

Current Research

Dr. Walker’s research is focused on the genetics of multiple myeloma. He is interested in the structure of the myeloma genome, from single nucleotide mutations to large structural events, such as translocations, and how these affect patients’ prognosis.  Using cutting edge technologies he has investigated how these events change during the progression of disease from MGUS and asymptomatic myeloma through to myeloma and extramedullary disease.  Dr. Walker has a keen interest in how these abnormalities drive the pathogenesis of high risk myeloma, initiating evolution of disease through intraclonal heterogeneity and drug resistance.  His team is involved with implementing new genetic discoveries in the clinic through the use of innovative diagnostic tests.

Publications

Contact Information

Email: BWalker2@uams.edu