Eric Walters
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Dr. Eric Walters is a renowned scientist in the area of genetic engineering and swine biomedical models. His group has made or are currently working on swine models for various human diseases such as cancer, retinitis pigmentosa, xenotransplantation, and congenital heart defects. Dr. Walters has been able to travel around the world giving seminars and attending various scientific meetings. He has written 45 abstracts, 35 peer reviewed manuscripts, and 6 book chapters. In addition to the transgenic research, he also investigates the transcriptional regulation of cryopreserved porcine embryos.

Dr. Walters is a 1991 graduate of Spoon River Valley High School. Following his graduation from Western Illinois University in 1995 with a Bachelors degree in Agricultural Science, he completed his Masters degree at the University of Illinois and then received his PhD in Reproductive Biology at the U of I in 2000. Dr. Walters was a post-doctoral researcher for the Beckman Institute at the University of Illinois and a senior scientist for a small biotechnology company. In 2003, he moved to Columbia, Missouri for a post-doctoral position in the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Missouri. Currently, he is a Research Assistant Professor in the Division of Animal Sciences and Project Director for the National Swine Resource and Research Center at the University of Missouri.

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