Nils Walter, PhD

Professor, University of Michigan

Nils Walter is a biophysical chemist and Francis S. Collins Collegiate Professor of Chemistry at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Dr. Walter graduated summa cum laude from the Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany, with his Ph.D. in biophysical chemistry. During his graduate studies, Dr. Walter was concurrently enrolled at the Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in the lab of Nobel laureate Prof. Manfred Elgen.

Dr. Walter’s lab studies both non-coding RNA and protein-coding RNAs, prominently using single molecule and super-resolution fluorescence microscopy tools, a scientific realm in which he is considered to be at the forefront. Dr. Walter has served on numerous editorial boards, received a multitude of grants, and was recently elected as a member of the AAAS. Dr. Walter is the author of over 160 articles and four patents.