Dr. Walsh is Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Pathology, Director of the Division of Neuro-epidemiology, and a Senior Fellow in the Duke Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development. He leads Duke’s Neuro-epidemiology Lab, which integrates bench science with statistical methods to study the neurobiology of glial senescence and gliomagenesis. This research interrogates human genomic and epigenomic profiles to identify both heritable and modifiable factors that contribute to neurologic and physical decline, applying these approaches to studying the shared neurobiology of cognition, glial senescence, and gliomagenesis. The lab has a long history studying telomere maintenance in pre-malignant cells and its role in the development of cancer, most notably glioblastoma.
Current Appointments & Affiliations
Associate Professor in Population Health Sciences · 2020 - Present Population Health Sciences, Basic Science Departments
Associate Professor in Pediatrics · 2020 - Present Pediatrics, Children's Health Discovery Institute, Pediatrics
Education, Training & Certifications
Yale University, School of Medicine · 2011 Ph.D.