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Melissa A Walker, M.D., Ph.D.


2017 - 2019
Shields Grant
2017 - 2019
UMDF Postdoctoral Fellowship
2015 - 2018
NIH/NINDS Research Education Grant (R25)
ECOR Medical Discovery Fund Clinical Fellowship
Resident Scholarship to the Annual Meeting
Primary Clinical Experience Resident Teaching Award, Neurology
Resident Teaching Award, Pediatrics
Burroughs Wellcome Travel Scholarship
Medearis Travel Grant
2008 - 2011
NIH/NINDS Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award, Predoctoral MD/PhD
2007 - 2008
NIH/NEI Vision Sciences Training Grant, predoctoral
Howard Hughes Alumni Undergraduate Research Stipend
Howard Hughes Undergraduate Summer Research Program
1999 - 2003
Angier B. Duke Memorial Scholarship
1999 - 2003
Coca-Cola Scholarship

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  1. (Melissa A. Walker) Sep 1, 2017 - Sep 1, 2019
    United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation
    Developmental of a Novel Single Blood Draw Assay for Mitochondrial Disease
  2. (Melissa A. Walker) Jul 1, 2017 - Jul 1, 2018
    Massachusetts General Hospital ECOR Fund for Medical Discovery
    Development of a Novel Single Blood Draw Assay for Mitochondrial Disease
  3. R25NS065743 (CASH, SYDNEY S) Mar 4, 2009 - Jun 30, 2019
    Neuroscience Resident Research Program
    Role: Co-Investigator
  4. F30NS061400 (WALKER, MELISSA A) Sep 1, 2008 - Aug 31, 2012
    Structural and Functional Studies of Invertebrate Classical Cadherins
    Role: Principal Investigator

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  1. Walker MA, Lerman-Sagie T, Swoboda K, Lev D, Blumkin L. Refining the phenotype of the THG1L (p.Val55Ala mutation)-related mitochondrial autosomal recessive congenital cerebellar ataxia. Am J Med Genet A. 2019 Jun 05. PMID: 31168944.
  2. Rodan LH, Qi W, Ducker GS, Demirbas D, Laine R, Yang E, Walker MA, Eichler F, Rabinowitz JD, Anselm I, Berry GT. 5,10-methenyltetrahydrofolate synthetase deficiency causes a neurometabolic disorder associated with microcephaly, epilepsy, and cerebral hypomyelination. Mol Genet Metab. 2018 09; 125(1-2):118-126. PMID: 30031689.
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  3. Walker MA, Mohler KP, Hopkins KW, Oakley DH, Sweetser DA, Ibba M, Frosch MP, Thibert RL. Novel Compound Heterozygous Mutations Expand the Recognized Phenotypes of FARS2-Linked Disease. J Child Neurol. 2016 08; 31(9):1127-37. PMID: 27095821.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  4. Walker, MA, Staley KS. Section 11: Neurology. Pediatric Evidence: The Practice-Changing Studies. Ed. Lindsay P. Carter, Meredith G.A. Eicken, Vandana L. Madhavan. 2016.
  5. Walker MA, Zepeda R, Afari HA, Cohen AB. Hearing loss in Wernicke encephalopathy. Neurol Clin Pract. 2014 Dec; 4(6):511-515. PMID: 29443160.
  6. Walker MA, Zepeda R, Afari HA, Cohen AB. Hearing loss in Wernicke encephalopathy. Neurol Clin Pract. 2014; 4:511-515. View Publication.
  7. Farough S, Karaa A, Walker MA, Slate N, Dasu T, Verbsky J, Fusunyan R, Canapari C, Kinane TB, Van Cleave J, Sweetser DA, Sims KB, Walter JE. Coenzyme Q10 and immunity: A case report and new implications for treatment of recurrent infections in metabolic diseases. Clin Immunol. 2014 Dec; 155(2):209-12. PMID: 25264263.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  8. Walker MA, Volpi S, Sims KB, Walter JE, Traggiai E. Powering the immune system: mitochondria in immune function and deficiency. J Immunol Res. 2014; 2014:164309. PMID: 25309931.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  9. Walker MA, Slate N, Alejos A, Volpi S, Iyengar RS, Sweetser D, Sims KB, Walter JE. Predisposition to infection and SIRS in mitochondrial disorders: 8 years' experience in an academic center. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2014 Jul-Aug; 2(4):465-468, 468.e1. PMID: 25017538.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  10. Melissa A. Walker, Paritosh Prasad, Avi Traum. Pocket Pediatrics. Renal Chapter. 2013.
  11. Jin X, Walker MA, Felsövályi K, Vendome J, Bahna F, Mannepalli S, Cosmanescu F, Ahlsen G, Honig B, Shapiro L. Crystal structures of Drosophila N-cadherin ectodomain regions reveal a widely used class of Ca²+-free interdomain linkers. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Jan 17; 109(3):E127-34. PMID: 22171007.
    Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  12. Walker, Melissa Anne. Structural Studies of Drosophila Neuronal (N)-cadherin. 2010.
  13. Immormino RM, Dollins DE, Shaffer PL, Soldano KL, Walker MA, Gewirth DT. Ligand-induced conformational shift in the N-terminal domain of GRP94, an Hsp90 chaperone. J Biol Chem. 2004 Oct 29; 279(44):46162-71. PMID: 15292259.
    Citations: 35     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
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Funded by the NIH/NCATS Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) program, grant number UL1TR001102, and through institutional support from Harvard University, Harvard Medical School, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.