Investigator, National Institute of Aging Intramural Research Program
Dr. Keenan Walker is an Investigator at the National Institute on Aging (NIA) Intramural Research Program and Chief of the Multimodal Imaging of Neurodegenerative Disease (MIND) unit. Dr. Walker earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from St. John's University. He completed his pre-doctoral internship in clinical neuropsychology at the University of California San Diego / VA San Diego Healthcare System before beginning an NIH-funded postdoctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. After receiving an NIA-funded K23 career development award, he transitioned to the role of Assistant Professor of Neurology at Johns Hopkins. He then joined the NIA as a Tenure-Track Investigator. Dr. Walker’s current research program focuses on understanding the role of abnormal immune function in Alzheimer’s disease and late-life cognitive decline. He uses proteomic and genetic methods, and multimodal neuroimaging to investigate the link between systemic inflammation, neuroinflammation, and neurologic disease.