Geneticist Brian Walker, Ph. D., Joins UAMS Myeloma Institute

By Ben Boulden

Brian Walker

Brian Walker

Walker’s most recent post was as a senior research scientist with the Centre for Molecular Pathology at The Royal Marsden Hospital in London, a renowned myeloma research and treatment institution.

Walker received his doctorate in Molecular Immunology from Imperial College, University of London in 1999. In 1992, he completed a bachelor’s degree in medical microbiology from the University of Edinburgh. Walker completed a fellowship in hematology/oncology in 2008 at The Institute of Cancer Research in London.

Since 2004, his research has focused on the genetics of myeloma. His research team is involved with investigating the genetics of myeloma using cutting-edge technologies to elucidate the mechanisms of disease initiation, progression and response to treatment.

The UAMS Myeloma Institute is one of the largest centers in the world for research in and treatment of patients with myeloma and related diseases. Patients come to the UAMS Myeloma Institute from every state in the U.S. and more than 50 countries.

UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; a hospital; a northwest Arkansas regional campus; a statewide network of regional centers; and seven institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, the Myeloma Institute, the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, the Psychiatric Research Institute, the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging and the Translational Research Institute. It is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has 3,021 students, 789 medical residents and two dental residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including about 1,000 physicians and other professionals who provide care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS regional centers throughout the state. Visit or Find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.