Kyle Walsh

Kyle Walsh
Associate Professor in 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 is Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Pathology, Director of the Division of Neuro-epidemiology, and a Senior Fellow in the Duke Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development. He leads Duke’s Neuro-epidemiology Lab, which integrates bench science with statistical methods to study the neurobiology of glial senescence and gliomagenesis. This research interrogates human genomic and epigenomic profiles to identify both heritable and modifiable factors that contribute to neurologic and physical decline, applying these approaches to studying the shared neurobiology of cognition, glial senescence, and gliomagenesis. The lab has a long history studying telomere maintenance in pre-malignant cells and its role in the development of cancer, most notably glioblastoma.

Education and Training

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