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Peter Walter

Professor at UCSF, investigator at Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Director of Bay Area Institute of Science, Altos Labs

Peter Walter (born 5 December 1954) is a German-American molecular biologist and biochemist and Professor at the University of California, San Francisco

Walter earned a B.S. degree in chemistry from the Free University of Berlin, an M.S. degree in organic chemistry from Vanderbilt University, and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the Rockefeller University.

He is currently a Professor and former Chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). 

Walter is an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Walter has put together a select group of world-renowned experts in neuroscience, cell biology, molecular biology, microbiology and RNA biology to make Altos Labs a reality.

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See also: Academia University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) - Public research university that is part of the University of California system and dedicated entirely to health science

Peter Walter News

Altos Labs comes out of stealth with $3 billion of capital

Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (GEN) - 19-Jan-2022

Huge backing that cellular reprogramming can have a significant impact on health and ageing


Calico and AbbVie announced early-stage trials for new therapies

Calico - 03-Feb-2021

Clinical trials in progress for potential targets of cancer and neurodegenerative diseases


Memory retrieval made possible with a resetting drug

Medical Xpress - 01-Dec-2020

An experimental drug restores age related memory loss and brain function in mice