Dr Andrew Walker

UQ Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Institute for Molecular Bioscience
+61 7 334 62326


My research interests are centred around the structure and function of venom and silk polypeptides produced by arthropods, and their use in biotechnology and medicine. I am a Postdoctoral Fellow in the King laboratory in the Institute for Molecular Bioscience, the University of Queensland, Australia. Currently, I am investigating the composition, function and evolution of neglected insect venoms produced by assassin bugs (Hemiptera: Reduviidae), robber flies (Diptera: Asilidae) and nettle caterpillars (Lepidoptera: Limacodidae).


  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), Australian National University
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Australian National University


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Book Chapter

  • Kameda, Tsunenori, Walker, Andrew A. and Sutherland, Tara D. (2014). Evolution and application of coiled coil silks from insects. In Tetsuo Asakura and Thomas Miller (Ed.), Biotechnology of silk (pp. 87-106) Dordrecht The Netherlands: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-94-007-7119-2_5

Journal Article