John C. Walker, Ph.D.

John C. WalkerCurators Professor and Director
Division of Biological Sciences

321 Tucker Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211
Phone: (573) 882-3583


Ph.D., 1985, University of Georgia
B.S., 1979, Arizona State University

Research Interests

Molecular mechanisms regulating cellular signaling in plants

Google Scholar Profile and ORCID

Professional Experience

Curators Professor of Biological Sciences, 2014-present
Professor, 1998-2014, Division of Biological Sciences, MU
Adjunct Professor, 2007-2012, Division of Plant Sciences, MU
Associate Professor, 1994-1998, Division of Biological Sciences, MU
Assistant Professor, 1988-1997, Division of Biological Sciences, MU
Visiting Scientist, 1996-1997, Sainsbury Laboratory, John Innes Center, UK
Research Scientist, 1985-1987, Division of Plant Industry, CSIRO, Australia

Project Director, Missouri EPSCoR,  2013-present
Director, 2011-present,Division of Biological Sciences, MU
Director, 2008-2011, Interdisciplinary Plant Group, MU
Director, 2001-2008, Proteomics Center, MU
Associate Director, 2006-2008, Interdisciplinary Plant Group, MU
Associate Scientific Director, 2004-2006, CS Bond Life Sciences Center, MU

Select Honors and Awards

2014, Curators Professor
2012, Interdisciplinary Plant Group, Award of Excellence
2006, University of Missouri Leadership Development Program
2004, American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow
1997, University of Missouri Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Faculty Research and Creative Activity in Biological Sciences