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Robert John Walter

Robert John Walter, American cell biology educator, research director. Recipient Top Doc Teaching award University Illinois Graduate Student Council, 1987. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society for Cell Biology, Society for Leukocyte Biology.


  • Walter, Robert John was born on November 15, 1950 in Cleveland. Son of Earl William and Alma Virginia Walter.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science with distinction, Ohio State University, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy, Case Western Reserve University, 1978.


    • Research fellow University Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, 1977-1980. Assistant professor University Illinois, Chicago, 1980-1987. Associate professor Loyola University, Maywood, Illinois, 1987-1993.

      Senior scientist Cook County Hospital, Chicago, since 1988, director research laboratory, since 1993. Associate professor Rush Medical College, since 1994. Member scientific committee Hektoen Foundation for Medical Research, Chicago, since 1990, review committee American Cancer Society, Illinois Division, Chicago, 1989-1996.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include localization of formylpeptide chemotaxis receptors on leukocytes. Developed and characterized skin dermal substitute for use in wound healing, abdominal wall repair;demonstrated great potential of Noal Castle discase virus virus as an anti-tumer agent for a wide range of human cancers including neutablastoma, sarcomas, pancreatic tumors, and other carcinomas. Disclared injurious cardiac effects of electromascular incapacitation(stun) devices and other electric field effects.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society for Cell Biology, Society for Leukocyte Biology.


    • Married Nai Annie Chu, August 4, 1973. Children, Jessica, Katrina.
    • father: Earl William
    • mother: Alma Virginia Walter
    • spouse: Nai Annie Chu
    Robert John Walter
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    Born November 15, 1950
    (age 67)
    • 1972
      Ohio State University
    • 1978
      Case Western Reserve University
    • 1977 - 1980
      Research fellow, University Connecticut Health Center
      Farmington, Michigan, United States
    • 1980 - 1987
      assistant, professor University Illinois
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1987 - 1993
      associate, professor Loyola University
      Maywood, California, United States
    • 1988
      senior, scientist Cook County Hospital
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1994
      associate, professor Rush Medical College