Kyle Walsh

Kyle Walsh
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
Third Year Mentor - Anesthesiology, Surgery, and Environmental Physiology Study Program (ASEP)
Third Year Mentor - Dual Degree Programs (MPH)
Third Year Mentor - Neurosciences Study Program (NSS)
Campus mail: 571 Research Drive, Msrb-1, Rm 442, Durham, NC 27710
Phone: (919) 684-8732

Dr. Walsh’s research program focuses on genetic and epigenetic factors contributing to cancer predisposition in children and adults, with a special interest in brain tumors. This research is informed by both epidemiology and anthropological genetics, with computational work stressing statistical methodologies for “gene hunting” (e.g. GWAS, fine-mapping, admixture mapping, whole-genome sequencing). The laboratory engages in functional genomics research, investigating the biological impact of genetic variants linked to cancer risk, with a particular focus on regulation of telomere maintenance in pre-malignant cells. 

Education and Training

  • Yale University School of Medicine, Ph.D. 2011