Stefan Walter, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry

Stefan Walter

Dr. Walter joined the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine in January 2015 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, specializing in Biochemistry.

Prior to joining OUWB, Dr. Walter taught and developed life-science courses as an Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He earned his undergraduate degree and Ph.D. in Biochemistry at the University of Bayreuth, Germany, where he worked on the folding and stability of proteins.

After earning his doctorate, Dr. Walter was a research associate with Professor Arthur L. Horwich at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at Yale University, where they studied GroEL-mediated protein folding with mass spectrometry. He also worked on yeast prions in the lab of Johannes Buchner at the Technical University Munich (TUM), in Munich, Germany. During his career as a researcher, he has authored more than 20 peer-reviewed papers in the area of molecular chaperones and protein folding, as well as several book chapters.

For more than a decade, Dr. Walter taught college-level science first at TUM and then at University of Michigan. He held seminars on life sciences, as well as workshops on how to both analyze and write scientific papers. He also designed biochemistry and general chemistry lab and core science courses for medical students.

Dr. Walter’s approach to teaching emphasizes helping students learn critical concepts that will enable them to learn more effectively while at school, and as lifelong learners in their professional lives.

Contact Information:

Office: 454 O’Dowd Hall
Phone: (248) 370-3680

Specialty Areas:



Undergraduate Diploma and Ph.D., Biochemistry
University of Bayreuth
Bayreuth, Germany