Tobias Walther

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Professor of Genetics and Complex Diseases (HSPH)
Professor of Cell Biology
HHMI Investigator
Tobias Walther, Ph.D.

665 Huntington Avenue
Building I, Room 207
Boston, MA 02115

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Dr. Walther received his PhD in biology from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory and Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich in 2002. Dr. Walther then joined the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of California, San Francisco, to complete his post-doctoral studies. After completion of his postdoctoral training, Dr. Walther became Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry in Martinsried, Germany. In 2010, Dr. Walther relocated his lab from Germany to the United States and was appointed as an Associate Professor of Cell Biology at the Yale School of Medicine. In 2014, Dr. Walther joined the Harvard School of Public Health’s Department of Genetics and Complex Diseases and the Cell Biology Department of Harvard Medical School.

Together with his scientific partner, Bob Farese Jr., he studies the mechanisms of lipid and membrane homeostasis in cells and organisms.