Lary C. Walker, PhD, received his doctorate from Tulane University. Research in his lab is focused on understanding the origins of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and other neurodegenerative diseases. Dr. Walker is particularly interested in the characteristics of Alzheimer-associated proteins in the brains of humans and nonhuman primates and why only humans are susceptible to AD. Dr. Walker and his lab team are also interested in how aging affects the cerebral vascular system and how these changes contribute to age-associated cognitive decline.
Dr. Walker collaborates with a number of researchers at Yerkes, including Drs. Anthony Chan, James Herndon, William Hopkins, Todd Preuss and Yoland Smith.
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