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Deputy Division Director for Research

National Toxicology Program Division - Associate Director's Office

Nigel J. Walker, Ph.D., D.A.B.T.
Nigel J. Walker, Ph.D.
Deputy Division Director for Research
Tel 984-287-3204
Fax 301-451-5596
P.O. Box 12233
Mail Drop K2-02
Durham, N.C. 27709

Nigel Walker, Ph.D., D.A.B.T., is the Deputy Director for Research for the Division of the National Toxicology Program (NTP) at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), one of National Institutes of Health. In this capacity he works with the NTP Division Director in the formulation, coordination, implementation, management and oversight of activities necessary to carry out the scientific mission of NTP.

Walker' duties include; serving as one of the NTP senior scientists and science advisors to analyze NTP science requirements and help determine the best course of action within the Division’s scientific mission; review and clear NTP scientific proposals, project strategies and products; communication of  results and outputs of the NTP to the public and other researchers both within and out of the NIH; serving as the designated project officer for a multi-million dollar interagency agreement (IAA) between NIEHS and FDA and to liaise with counterpart FDA senior staff to provide overall oversight of the IAA, including evaluation and prioritization of research, budget management, and coordination between FDA and NIEHS to ensure the desired research programs meets NTP scientific objectives.

Walker received his B.Sc. in Biochemistry in England from the University of Bath and his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Liverpool. Following postdoctoral training in environmental toxicology at the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health in Baltimore Md., he moved to the NIEHS, where he has been since 1995. His research interests are environmental toxicology, quantitative dose response modeling and risk assessment, mixtures toxicology and nanotoxicology.

Scientific and Support Staff

Diane L. Spencer, M.S.
Diane L. Spencer, M.S.
Health Scientist
Tel 984-287-3190
Fax 301-451-5718
P.O. Box 12233
Mail Drop K2-14
Durham, N.C. 27709

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