Peter C. Maloney Lecture

The Peter C. Maloney Lectureship

Dr. Peter Charles Maloney (1941-2013) was an internationally known biochemist, Professor and Interim Director of the Physiology Department and the Associate Dean for Graduate Students at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (JHMI). Dr. Maloney was a pioneer in developing tools and experimental approaches to study bacterial membrane transporters. In later years, his groundbreaking research in Cystic Fibrosis contributed greatly to the current understanding of this disease.

Dr. Maloney was a member of many prestigious organizations including the American Society for Microbiology (ASM), American Physiological Society (APS), and the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB). In addition, he served on the editorial board of the Journal of Biological Chemistry, the flagship publication of the ASBMB. Throughout his career at JHMI, he received many accolades. Sadly, Dr. Maloney passed away December, 2013 at the age of 72 after a long battle with cancer. He is fondly remembered as a beloved teacher and a mentor.

To commemorate his illustrious career as a scientist and mentor at JHMI and honor his many contributions to the field of science and to the school, the Department of Physiology established the Peter C. Maloney Lectureship in 2017.

This annual Lecture is organized by the graduate students in the Physiology Department.

About Dr. Peter Maloney

Dr. Maloney earned a Bachelor’s degree in 1963 in biology from Swarthmore College and his Ph.D. in 1972 in Biomedical Sciences from Brown University. After graduating from Brown, he completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University. He was recruited to Hopkins in 1976 by neuroscience pioneer Dr. Vernon Mountcastle as an Assistant Professor of Physiology. Dr. Maloney rose to the rank of Full Professor of Physiology in 1988 and served as the Associate Dean of Graduate Student Affairs from 2001-2013.

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Previous Lectures

2018 Chris J. McBain, National Institute of Health
Title- Neuronal Pentraxins in Hippocampal Circuit development & disease.

2019 Dr. Juan S. Bonifacino, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Title- Coatopathies: Genetic Disorder of Protein Coats

2020 Dr. Stephen Liberles, Professor of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School, HHMI Investigator
Title- Internal Senses of the Vagus Nerve

2021 Dr. Jue Chen, William E. Ford Professor, The Rockefeller University, HHMI Investigator
Title- CFTR: the odd ABC transporter responsible for cystic fibrosis