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Dr. Glenn Walker


Glenn Walker



B.S., University of Massachusetts, Amherst

M.S. Northern Arizona University

Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park

Interests and Expertise

My research interests primarily concern the ultrastructural aspects of cell differentiation. These studies have involved a wide variety of cell types including amphibian and fish embryos, mammalian epidermis, and spermatozoa. Current studies are focused on the examination of the Alzheimer's amyloid peptide, characterization of chemically induced deformities of lake trout and sturgeon eleutheroembryo development, and examination of how cellular interactions and cell signaling affect cell morphology.


Prasad, V. and Walker, G. 2011 Scanning electron microscopy studies on Prasadiseius kayosiekeri (Acari: Mesostigmata: Otopheidomenidae): idiosoma, International Journal of Acarology, 37: 1, 43 52 

Foley, A. J. III, Nalepa, T. F., and Walker, G.K. 2006. An investigation of the epibiont populations associated with Diporeia (Amphipoda) from Lake Michigan. Verh. Internat. Verein. Limnol. 29:1205-1211.

Allen, J. D., Walker, G.K., Nichols, S. J., and Edsall, C. C, 2005. Lake temperature model of embryonic developmental progression in Lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush) J. Great Lakes Res. 31: 187-209.

Allen, J. D., Walker, G.K., Nichols, S.J., Sorensen, D. 2004. The fine structure of the sperm of the Round Gobi (Neogobius melansotomus) J. Great Lakes Res. 30(4):566-572.

Winning, R. S., Ward, E. K., Scales, J. B., and Walker, G. K., 2002. EphA4 catalytic activity causes inhibition of RhoA GTPase in Xenopus laevis embryos. Differentiation 70: 46-55.

Winning, R.S., Wyman, T. and Walker, G.K. 2001. EphA4 activity causes cell shape change and a loss of cell polarity in Xenopus laevis embryos. Differentiation. 68: 126-132.

Nichols, S.J., Allen, J., Walker, G.K., Yokoyama, M., and Garling, D. 2001. Lack of surface-associated microorganisms in a mixed species community of freshwater Unionidae. J. Shellfish Research 20: 329-335.

McBride, J.A., Bach, C. E., and Walker, G.K. 2000. Developmental changes in the caudal and lateral processes of larvae of Aspidomorpha deusta (Fabricius) (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae). Australian Journal of Entomology 39: 167-170.

Wilde, D.W., Massey, K.D., Walker, G.K., Volmer, A.V. and Grekin, R.J. 2000. High fat diet elevates blood pressure and increases Ca2+ channel current in vascular smooth muscle cells. Hypertension 35: 832 - 837.

Kane, M.D., Schwarz, R.D., St. Pierre, L., Wattson, M.D., Emmerling, M.R., Boxer, P.A., Walker, G.K. 1999. Inhibitors of V-type ATPases, Bafilomycin A1 and Concanamycin A, are protective against beta-amyloid-induced cytotoxicity in NGF-differentiated PC12 cells. J. Neurochemistry 72: 1939-1947.

Courses Taught

BIO 259 Biology of Aging

BIO 305 Cell and Molecular Biology

BIO 447 Scanning Electron Microscopy

BIO 476 Mammalian Histology

BIO 547 Scanning Electron Microscopy

BIO 576 Mammalian Histology

The Biology Department is part of the College of Arts & Sciences, 214 Pray-Harrold