Neuroscience & Non-Communicable Diseases Seminar Series
Professor Walter Boron, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, School of Medicine,
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, USA
Walter Boron is the David N. and Inez Myers/Antonio Scarpa Professor & Chairman of the Department of Physiology and Biophysics in the School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. Walter undertook his MD and PhD in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at Washington University. He subsequently was a postdoctoral Fellow at Yale University School of Medicine and progressed Professor (1987) and Chair (1989) of the Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology at Yale, before being appointed to his current position at Case Western in 2007.
Walter’s research focus is in pH regulation and gas and ion transport in renal epithelia and brain, and he and his collaborators have contributed significant discoveries in these areas. He has been honoured with numerous awards including the Homer Smith Award from the American Society of Nephrology (2005), election to the National Academy of Medicine (2014), election as President (1999-2000) and Fellow (2015) of the American Physiology Society and recently (2010-2017) served as the Secretary-General of the International Union of Physiological Sciences. Walter has also had a distinguished career as a Physiology educator, most notably as contributing author and Co-Editor (with Emile Boulpaep) of Medical Physiology. A Cellular and Molecular Approach (Elsevier), now in its 3rd Edition.