Prof. Tony Walker
School/Department: Life Sciences
Position: Professor in Cell Biology
After receiving my degree in Natural Sciences from Brunel University in 1993, I completed a BBSRC-funded PhD at the University of Bristol. Subsequently, I worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Universities of Durham and Manchester (funded by the EU and British Heart Foundation, respectively) and was appointed to a two year fixed-term Lectureship in Cell Biology within the School of Life Sciences at Kingston University in 1999. I was then made permanent in 2000, and became Senior Lecturer in 2001, and Reader in Cell Biology in 2006. In 2011, I was promoted to Professor of Cell Biology. I currently teach on a range of bioscience modules and lead an active research group that focuses on apects of molecular parasitology.
Educational and Professional Qualifications
- 2000 - 2001 Postgraduate Certificate of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
- 1993 - 1997 PhD Invertebrate Biochemistry, University of Bristol
- 1990 - 1993 BSc (Hons) Natural Sciences, Brunel University
Protein kinase signalling in the human parasite Schistosoma mansoni
Schistosome host-parasite interactions
Cell Biology, Cell Signalling, Molecular Parasitology, Analytical Biochemistry
Other Professional Activity
I am an Honorary Research Associate of the Natural History Museum, London, Honorary Awards Secretary for the Malacological Society of London, Associate Editor (Cell Biology) for the Journal of Molluscan Studies, and Editorial Board Member of Parasites & Vectors. I also review regularly grant applications for both charities and UK/overseas research councils (e.g. Wellcome Trust/ BBSRC/Grant Agency of the Czech Republic) and manuscripts for over 15 parasitology and cell biology journals. Within Kingston I am a member of the Life Sciences Senior Management Group, am member of the Faculty Research and Research Degrees Committee, and Chair the laser scanning confocal microscopy user group.
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