Lary C. Walker, Ph.D.
Lary C. Walker, Ph.D., is associate professor of neurology, research professor of neuropharmacology and neurologic diseases at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, and associate director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at Emory University. Walker earned his Ph.D. at Tulane University, and is an authority on the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease and the role of abnormal proteins in neurodegeneration. With Mathias Jucker, Ph.D., he has pioneered studies of how disease-related proteins are induced to misfold, aggregate, and spread in the brain. He is currently working to understand the similarities and differences between Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders, and why humans as a species are especially vulnerable to Alzheimer’s disease.