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Patricia Ann Walicke, MD., Ph.D.

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Medical Officer 


Dr. Patricia Walicke is the Medical Officer in the Office of Translational Research at NINDS where she will be responsible for providing clinical input into translational activities, will contribute to first in human clinical trials and will support translation efforts in the NINDS intramural program. Dr. Walicke has more than 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical development,  starting as an investigator in clinical trials and then moving to biotechnology.  She worked at Quintiles, Elan Pharma, and Genentech, before entering the start-up company arena.  She participated in translational science and built clinical departments at three small companies, Rinat Neurosciences, Avidia Pharma, and Oxigene.  For the last five years prior to joining NIH, she served as a consultant to multiple small and virtual biotechnology companies in the San Francisco area.  

Dr. Walicke received her bachelor’s degree from MIT, an MD degree from Harvard Medical School and performed her PhD doctoral training with Dr. Paul Patterson at Harvard University on development of sympathetic neurons.  Prior to industry, she was an assistant professor at UCSD and subsequently founded a private neurology practice.  She has held adjunct appointments at the Salk Institute, Emory University, Mercer University School of Pharmacy, and UCSF.

Last Modified January 31, 2014