Associate Professor Adam Walker

Ross Maclean Fellow - GL

Queensland Brain Institute

Ross Maclean Fellow-GL

Queensland Brain Institute

of Clem Jones Centre for Ageing and

Clem Jones Centre for Ageing Dementia Research
Queensland Brain Institute


Dr Adam Walker received his BSc(Hons) in Biochemistry from the University of Tasmania, and PhD in Neuroscience from the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health at the University of Melbourne, focused on understanding the molecular mechanisms of motor neuron disease (MND). He undertook a postdoctoral fellowship with Professor Virginia Lee at the Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research, University of Pennsylvania (2011-2015), developing new transgenic TDP-43 mouse models of disease. Dr Walker was previously an NHMRC CJ Martin Overseas Biomedical Research Fellow and was awarded an NHMRC RD Wright Career Development Fellowship (2018-2022), to continue his research on neurodegenerative diseases. His research has been supported by fellowships and project grants from the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council, the Australian National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation, Dementia Australia, Motor Neuron Disease Research Institute of Australia, MonSTaR Foundation and the Cure for MND Foundation.

Research Interests

  • Motor neuron disease (MND)/amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
    Molecular mechanisms of disease and pre-clinical studies in model systems.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Melbourne


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Featured Publications

Book Chapter

  • Wu, Jemma X., Pascovici, Dana, Wu, Yunqi, Walker, Adam K. and Mirzaei, Mehdi (2023). Application of WGCNA and PloGO2 in the analysis of complex proteomic data. Statistical analysis of proteomic data: methods and tools. (pp. 375-390) edited by Thomas Burger. New York, NY, United States: Humana Press. doi: 10.1007/978-1-0716-1967-4_17

  • Walker, A. K., Turner, B. J. and Atkin, J. D. (2009). Endoplasmic reticulum stress and protein misfolding in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Protein Misfolding Disorders: A Trip into the ER. (pp. 56-76) edited by K. Walker, A., J. Turner, B. and D. Atkin, J.. Bentham Science Publishers Ltd.. doi: 10.2174/978160805013010901010056

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PhD and MPhil Supervision

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