Stephen J. Walker, Ph.D.Wake Forest School of Medicine

Stephen J. Walker, Ph.D.

Associate Professor,

Contact Information

Academic: 336-713-7272 | Department: 336-716-2011


Education & Training

  • B.A., West Virginia University, 1979
  • M.S., West Virginia University, 1982
  • Ph.D., West Virginia University, 1992
  • Fellowship, WFU School of Medicine, 1998

NPI Number

  • 1265402572
Stephen J. Walker, Ph.D.

Stephen J. Walker, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Research Interests

cognition/learning, genetics/genome, growth & development, immunology/allergy/inflammatio, molecular biology/molecular me, pain

Contact Information

Academic: 336-713-7272 | Department: 336-716-2011


Recent Publications

Tomblyn S, Pettit Kneller EL, Walker SJ, Ellenburg MD, Kowalczewski CJ, Van Dyke M, Burnett L, Saul JM. Keratin hydrogel carrier system for simultaneous delivery of exogenous growth factors and muscle progenitor cells. J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. 2015;():.

Trivedi MS, Hodgson NW, Walker SJ, Trooskens G, Nair V, Deth RC. Epigenetic effects of casein-derived opioid peptides in SH-SY5Y human neuroblastoma cells. Nutr Metab. 2015;12():54.

Yu Y, Fuscoe JC, Zhao C, Guo C, Jia M, Qing T, Bannon DI, Lancashire L, Bao W, Du T, Luo H, Su Z, Jones WD, Moland CL, Branham WS, Qian F, Ning B, Li Y, Hong H, Guo L, Mei N, Shi T, Wang KY, Wolfinger RD, Nikolsky Y, Walker SJ,. A rat RNA-Seq transcriptomic BodyMap across 11 organs and 4 developmental stages. Nat Commun. 2014;5():3230.

Colaco M, Koslov DS, Keys T, Evans RJ, Badlani GH, Andersson KE, Walker SJ. Correlation of gene expression with bladder capacity in interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome. J Urol. 2014;192(4):1123-1129.

Mack DL, Guan X, Wagoner A, Walker SJ, Childers MK. Disease-in-a-dish: the contribution of patient-specific induced pluripotent stem cell technology to regenerative rehabilitation. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2014;93(11 Suppl 3):S155-S168.

Su Z, Labaj PP, Li S, Thierry-Mieg J, Thierry-Mieg D, Shi W, Wang C, Schroth GP, Setterquist RA, Thompson JF, Jones WD, Xiao W, Xu W, Jensen RV, Kelly R, Xu J, Conesa A, Furlanello C, Gao H, Hong H, Jafari N, Letovsky S, Liao Y, Lu F, Oakeley EJ,. A comprehensive assessment of RNA-seq accuracy, reproducibility and information content by the Sequencing Quality Control Consortium. Nat Biotechnol. 2014;32(9):903-914.

Walker SJ, Colaco M, Koslov DS, Keys T, Evans RJ, Badlani GH, Andersson KE. Transcriptome analysis of bladder biopsy from interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome patients. Genom Data. 2014;2():366-368.

Walker SJ, Fortunato J, Gonzalez LG, Krigsman A. Identification of unique gene expression profile in children with regressive autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and ileocolitis. PLoS One. 2013;8(3):e58058.

Deth RC, Hodgson NW, Walker S, Krigsman A, Trivedi MS. Role of the GI tract in neuroepigenetic regulation during early development and its implications for autism In: Arranga T, Viadro C, Underwood L, Herbert MR, eds. Bugs, bowels, and behavior: the groundbreaking story of the gut-brain connection. New York: Skyhorse Publishing;2013: 187-195.

Moorefield EC, McKee EE, Solchaga L, Orlando G, Yoo JJ, Walker S, Furth ME, Bishop CE. Cloned, CD117 selected human amniotic fluid stem cells are capable of modulating the immune response. PLoS ONE. 2011;6(10):e26535.

Markert CD, Meaney MP, Voelker KA, Grange RW, Dalley HW, Cann JK, Ahmed M, Bishwokarma B, Walker SJ, Childers MK, et al. Functional muscle analysis of the Tcap knockout mouse. Hum Mol Genet. 2010;19(11):2268-2283.

Fan X, Lobenhofer EK, Chen M, Shi W, Huang J, Luo J, Zhang J, Walker SJ, Chu TM, Li L, et al. Consistency of predictive signature genes and classifiers generated using different microarray platforms. Pharmacogenomics J. 2010;10(4):247-257.

Shi L, Campbell G, Jones WD, Campagne F, Wen Z, Walker SJ, Su Z, Chu T-M, Goodsaid FM, Pusztai L, et al. The MicroArray Quality Control (MAQC)-II study of common practices for the development and validation of microarray-based predictive models. Nat Biotechnol. 2010;28(8):827-838.

Chung Y, Bishop CE, Treff NR, Walker SJ, Sandler VM, Becker S, Klimanskaya I, Wun W-S, Atala A, Lanza R, et al. Reprogramming of human somatic cells using human and animal oocytes. Cloning Stem Cells. 2009;11(2):213-223.

Walker SJ, Segal J, Aschner M. Cultured lymphocytes from autistic children and non-autistic siblings up-regulate heat shock protein RNA in response to thimerosal challenge. Neurotoxicology. 2006;27(5):685-692.

Patterson TA, Lobenhofer EK, Fulmer-Smentek SB, Collins PJ, Chu T-M, Bao W, Fang H, Kawasaki ES, Hager J, Walker SJ, et al. Performance comparison of one-color and two-color platforms within the MicroArray Quality Control (MAQC) project. Nat Biotechnol. 2006;24(9):1140-1150.

Shi LM, Reid LH, Jones WD, Shippy R, Warrington JA, Baker SC, Collins PJ, de Longueville F, Kawasaki ES, Walker SJ, et al. The MicroArray Quality Control (MAQC) project shows inter- and intraplatform reproducibility of gene expression measurements. Nat Biotechnol. 2006;24(9):1151-1161.

Ferguson B, Grant KA, Walker SJ. Alpha-synuclein polymorphism and mRNA levels associated with ethanol self-adminsitration [sic] in monkeys [abstract]. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2006;30(6 Suppl):120A.

Walker SJ, Sutter TR, Grant KA. Effects of ethanol self-administration on peripheral blood gene expression in monkeys [abstract]. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2006;30(6 Suppl):180A.

Graves JT, Walker SJ. Microarray analysis of TNFRSF and other cytokine mRNAS differentially regulated in autistic, EBV-immortalized B-lymphocytes [abstract]. Neurotoxicology. 2006;27(6):1184.

Walker SJ, Nelson A, Blaxill M, Aschner M. Transport of ethylmercury and methylmercury in an in vitro blood-brain barrier model [abstract]. Neurotoxicology. 2006;27(6):1185.

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Stephen J. Walker, Ph.D.

Stephen J. Walker, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Institute for Regenerative Medicine

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