Walter is responsible for the Pest Management-Entomology course, a second year course. He has worked in the agricultural industry both in Cameroon and Canada for many years and has extensive knowledge in integrated pest management, parasitic and insect pathogenic nematodes, plantation agriculture, microbial pathogenicity, insect immunity, insect-plant and pest-pathogen interactions. Before joining Earth University, he was a research scientist at the Institute of Parasitology of McGill University, Canada, where he was responsible for the screening of natural products from plants using high-throughput assays to identify small molecules which could be used as candidates for development of novel anthelmintics and insecticides.
Walter holds a Bachelors degree in Agriculture from Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria (1998), an MSc in Nematology from Ghent University, Belgium (2002) and a PhD in Entomology from McGill University, Canada (2008). He is a member of the Canadian Society of Entomology, the Society of Invertebrate Pathology and the Canadian Society of Microbiologist. He has authored and co-authored many scientific publications in international journals and has attended many international scientific meetings where he presented papers and posters. He was also responsible for technology transfer to partner countries and sourcing for new plant extracts on the Bill and Melinda Gates funded project on drug discovery. He aims to develop a more eco-friendly and sustainable pest management system at Earth University.