Kenneth Walsh, PhD

Aram V. Chobanian Distinguished Professor, Medicine

Kenneth Walsh
700 Albany St Ctr for Adv Biomed Res


My laboratory examines molecular events that drive cardiovascular cell growth, differentiation and apoptosis. Over the past decade my laboratory has been investigating mechanisms of inter-tissue communication and how these systems contribute to physiological versus pathological tissue growth in the cardiovascular system.

Other Positions

  • Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine, Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Director of Whitaker Cardiovascular Institute, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students), Boston University School of Medicine, Division of Graduate Medical Sciences


  • University of California, Berkeley, PhD
  • Bowling Green State University, BS


  • Published on 2/27/2018

    Sano S, Oshima K, Wang Y, MacLauchlan S, Katanasaka Y, Sano M, Zuriaga MA, Yoshiyama M, Goukassian D, Cooper MA, Fuster JJ, Walsh K. Tet2-Mediated Clonal Hematopoiesis Accelerates Heart Failure Through a Mechanism Involving the IL-1ß/NLRP3 Inflammasome. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2018 Feb 27; 71(8):875-886. PMID: 29471939.

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  • Published on 2/2/2018

    Fuster JJ, Walsh K. Somatic Mutations and Clonal Hematopoiesis: Unexpected Potential New Drivers of Age-Related Cardiovascular Disease. Circ Res. 2018 Feb 02; 122(3):523-532. PMID: 29420212.

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  • Published on 1/1/2018

    Seki M, Powers JC, Maruyama S, Zuriaga MA, Wu CL, Kurishima C, Kim L, Johnson J, Poidomani A, Wang T, Muñoz E, Rajan S, Park JY, Walsh K, Recchia FA. Acute and Chronic Increases of Circulating FSTL1 Normalize Energy Substrate Metabolism in Pacing-Induced Heart Failure. Circ Heart Fail. 2018 Jan; 11(1):e004486. PMID: 29317401.

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  • Published on 12/11/2017

    Zuriaga MA, Fuster JJ, Farb MG, MacLauchlan S, Bretón-Romero R, Karki S, Hess DT, Apovian CM, Hamburg NM, Gokce N, Walsh K. Activation of non-canonical WNT signaling in human visceral adipose tissue contributes to local and systemic inflammation. Sci Rep. 2017 Dec 11; 7(1):17326. PMID: 29229927.

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  • Published on 8/30/2017

    Neppl RL, Wu CL, Walsh K. lncRNA Chronos is an aging-induced inhibitor of muscle hypertrophy. J Cell Biol. 2017 Nov 06; 216(11):3497-3507. PMID: 28855249.

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  • Published on 7/19/2017

    MacLauchlan S, Zuriaga MA, Fuster JJ, Cuda CM, Jonason J, Behzadi F, Duffen JP, Haines GK, Aprahamian T, Perlman H, Walsh K. Genetic deficiency of Wnt5a diminishes disease severity in a murine model of rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis Res Ther. 2017 Jul 19; 19(1):166. PMID: 28724439.

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  • Published on 6/14/2017

    Sasi SP, Yan X, Zuriaga-Herrero M, Gee H, Lee J, Mehrzad R, Song J, Onufrak J, Morgan J, Enderling H, Walsh K, Kishore R, Goukassian DA. Different Sequences of Fractionated Low-Dose Proton and Single Iron-Radiation-Induced Divergent Biological Responses in the Heart. Radiat Res. 2017 Aug; 188(2):191-203. PMID: 28613990.

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  • Published on 5/5/2017

    Zuriaga MA, Fuster JJ, Gokce N, Walsh K. Humans and Mice Display Opposing Patterns of "Browning" Gene Expression in Visceral and Subcutaneous White Adipose Tissue Depots. Front Cardiovasc Med. 2017; 4:27. PMID: 28529941.

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  • Published on 4/14/2017

    Karki S, Ngo DTM, Farb MG, Park SY, Saggese SM, Hamburg NM, Carmine B, Hess DT, Walsh K, Gokce N. WNT5A regulates adipose tissue angiogenesis via antiangiogenic VEGF-A165b in obese humans. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2017 Jul 01; 313(1):H200-H206. PMID: 28411232.

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  • Published on 4/10/2017

    Hirschi KK, Nicoli S, Walsh K. Hematopoiesis Lineage Tree Uprooted: Every Cell Is a Rainbow. Dev Cell. 2017 04 10; 41(1):7-9. PMID: 28399402.

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