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Dr. Walters is a Research Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Minnesota (UMN). He is the Director of the Lead and Probe Discovery Group in the Institute for Therapeutics Discovery and Development at the UMN. This institute serves as a mini-biotech for the development of ideas of biomedical researchers at the UMN and Mayo Clinic. His research interests currently focus on the investigation of compound reactivity as it applies to assay interference mechanisms, Alzheimer's disease therapeutics, and new compounds to treat heart valve calcification.