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Mary K. Walker, PhD

Professor: Pharmaceutical Sciences

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Contact Information

Office Location: RIB 297
Phone: (505) 272-0580

Academic Career

Walker was educated at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She received a BS in agricultural journalism (1984) and a BS in wildlife ecology (1984) and a PhD in environmental toxicology (1991).

Research Interests

Walker is an expert in vascular physiology and toxicology. Her laboratory actively uses preclinical genetically modified mouse models to investigate mechanisms by which cigarette smoke induces vascular dysfunction and hypertension and conducts clinical translational studies in human cigarette smokers to identify potential new biomarkers of cardiovascular disease risk and novel therapeutic targets to prevent and treat cigarette smoke-induced vascular disease. 


Practice and Research Pages

Professional Memberships

  • Society of Toxicology
  • Mountain West Society of Toxicology
  • American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
  • American Heart Association
  • High Blood Pressure Research Council


CoP Recognizes Faculty Members with Hadley Award
(HSCNewsBeat; October 5, 2006) ─Albuquerque, UNM - The University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy (UNM COP) recently debuted its William M. Hadley COP Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award by recognizing professors Mary Walker, PhD and Ke Jian "Jim" Liu, PhD with the accolade.

NM NIEHS Center Awards 2005 Pilot Project Funding
(HSCNewsBeat; April 5, 2005) ─The New Mexico Center for Environmental Health Sciences (NMCEHS), an NIEHS funded Center at the UNM HSC and Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, announces awards for its 2005 Pilot Project Program.