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Researchers

Glenn A. Walter, PhD

Researcher
Associate Professor
Department of Physiology and Functional Genomics
University of Florida
College of Medicine
Box 100274
Gainesville, Florida, United States

Glenn Walter is an Associate Professor in Physiology and Functional Genomics. Dr. Walter’s research expertise is 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. His research is funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

 

Representative Publications: 

Multi-slice MRI Reveals Heterogeneity in Disease Distribution Along the Length of Muscle in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy 

Longitudinal Timed Function Tests in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: Imagingdmd Cohort Natural History

Skeletal Muscle Magnetic Resonance Biomarkers Correlate with Function and Sentinel Events in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy 

Leg Muscle MRI in Identical Twin Boys With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy 

Quantifying Fat Replacement of Muscle by Quantitative MRI in Muscular Dystrophy