Prof Brian R Walker

Professor Walker’s prolific research over 20 years has concerned the role of glucocorticoids in metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease. He published the original description of 11β-HSD1’s role in amplifying glucocorticoid action, identifying this enzyme as a prime therapeutic target. He has extensive experience collaborating with and advising for pharmaceutical research and development.

Professor Walker’s research is still based at University of Edinburgh but he has recently taken up the new post of Pro Vice Chancellor – Research Strategy and Resources and Chair of Medicine at Newcastle University, UK.

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