Dr Barry WalkerEMI-TB is pleased to announce that Dr. Barry Walker is joining the project as a member of the scientific advisory panel. With over 20 years of experience in clinical and applied research focused on infectious diseases and vaccines, particularly tuberculosis, Dr. Walker has an impressive background in vaccine development and a successful track record supporting vaccine candidates moving from the bench to the clinic.

For over 20 years, Dr. Walker has been a Principal Scientist and Principal Investigator at the National Institute of Biological Standards and Control in London, where he helped facilitate and promote advancement of potential TB vaccines along the product development pathway, successfully supporting preclinical development to Phase I clinical studies. Dr. Walker also served as a core member of the Product Development Team within the TuBerculosis Vaccine Initiative (TBVI), providing regulatory advice and recommendations to vaccine developers and manufacturers.

Dr. Walker worked previously as a scientist at the Leprosy and Mycobacterial Research Laboratories at the National Institute of Medical Research in London and as the Senior Research Officer at the Department of Bacteriology at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School at the Hammersmith Hospital, in London. He earned his B.Sc. and PhD. at the University of Western Australia in Perth, Australia.