Glenn Walter, PhD

Glenn A. Walter, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Physiology and Functional Genomics
College of Medicine

Research InterestsCenter for Respiratory Research and Rehabilitation
Dr. Walter’s research expertise is in imaging of respiratory muscles during breathing and associated pathophysiology, and in the area of noninvasive measurement of muscle plasticity and viral modification of gene expression in adult skeletal muscle. His research focus is on the development of both optical and magnetic resonance methods to monitor changes in both cardiac and skeletal muscle gene expression during disease progression in neuromuscular diseases and the potential of gene therapy to prevent myopathy and muscle wasting. Dr. Walter has developed noninvasive techniques to measure blood flow, muscle damage, mitochondrial function, and foreign gene expression in muscle. Indeed, many of the above mentioned techniques are already in use in clinical trials and in NIH sponsored basic and clinical studies. Dr. Walter’s research is funded by by grants from the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and the Muscular Dystrophy Association..

Degrees and Training

  • BA in Biology/Physics, Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA
  • PhD in Biophysics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA