U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Peter Walter

 Contact Info

Tel: 301-443-7307
Email: walterpj@mail.nih.gov

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  • Staff ScientistNIDDK, NIH2008-present
  • Principal Research ScientistU.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention2005-2008
  • Ph.D.Duquesne University1996
  • M.S.Virginia Tech1987

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    Peter Walter, Ph.D.

    Director, Clinical Mass Spectometry Core
    • Chemistry/Chemical Biology


    A selection of recent and significant publications can be viewed below.

    Schuck S, Gallagher CM, Walter P. ER-phagy mediates selective degradation of endoplasmic reticulum independently of the core autophagy machinery. J Cell Sci. 2014 Jul 22; 127 (Pt 18):4078-88. [Full Text/Abstract]
    van den Hurk J, Dippel AC, Cho DY, Straquadine J, Breuer U, Walter P, Waser R, Valov I. Physical origins and suppression of Ag dissolution in GeS(x)-based ECM cells. Phys Chem Chem Phys. 2014 Aug 6; 16 (34):18217-25. [Full Text/Abstract]
    Fuest M, Mamas N, Walter P, Plange N. Tonometry in Corneal Edema after Cataract Surgery: Rebound versus Goldmann Applanation Tonometry. Curr Eye Res. 2014 Sep; 39 (9):902-7. [Full Text/Abstract]
    Di Prisco GV, Huang W, Buffington SA, Hsu CC, Bonnen PE, Placzek AN, Sidrauski C, Krnjević K, Kaufman RJ, Walter P, Costa-Mattioli M. Translational control of mGluR-dependent long-term depression and object-place learning by eIF2α. Nat Neurosci. 2014 Aug; 17 (8):1073-82. [Full Text/Abstract]
    Fuest M, Plange N, Jamali S, Schwarzer H, Roessler G, Walter P, Mazinani B. The effect of cataract surgery on blue-yellow and standard-pattern visual-evoked potentials. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2014 Jul 17. [Full Text/Abstract]
    Noriega TR, Tsai A, Elvekrog MM, Petrov A, Neher SB, Chen J, Bradshaw N, Puglisi JD, Walter P. Signal Recognition Particle-Ribosome Binding Is Sensitive To Nascent-Chain Length. J Biol Chem. 2014 Jul 11; 289 (28):19294-305. [Full Text/Abstract]
    Lu M, Lawrence DA, Marsters S, Acosta-Alvear D, Kimmig P, Mendez AS, Paton AW, Paton JC, Walter P, Ashkenazi A. Opposing unfolded-protein-response signals converge on death receptor 5 to control apoptosis. Science. 2014 Jul 4; 345 (6192):98-101. [Full Text/Abstract]
    Fuest M, Kotliar K, Walter P, Plange N. Monitoring intraocular pressure changes after intravitreal Ranibizumab injection using rebound tonometry. Ophthalmic Physiol Opt. 2014 Jul; 34 (4):438-44. [Full Text/Abstract]
    Okreglak V, Walter P. The conserved AAA-ATPase Msp1 confers organelle specificity to tail-anchored proteins. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Jun 3; 111 (22):8019-24. [Full Text/Abstract]
    Rösch S, Johnen S, Mazinani B, Müller F, Pfarrer C, Walter P. The effects of iodoacetic acid on the mouse retina. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2014 May 15. [Full Text/Abstract]
    Fleckenstein M, Schmitz-Valckenberg S, Lindner M, Bezatis A, Becker E, Fimmers R, Holz FG, Fundus Autofluorescence in Age-Related Macular Degeneration Study Group. The "diffuse-trickling" fundus autofluorescence phenotype in geographic atrophy. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 55 (5):2911-20. [Full Text/Abstract]
    Vaidya A, Borgonovi E, Taylor RS, Sahel JA, Rizzo S, Stanga PE, Kukreja A, Walter P. The cost-effectiveness of the Argus II retinal prosthesis in Retinitis Pigmentosa patients. BMC Ophthalmol. 2014 Apr 14; 14 (1):49. [Full Text/Abstract]
    Chang YC, Khanal Lamichhane A, Garraffo HM, Walter PJ, Leerkes M, Kwon-Chung KJ. Molecular Mechanisms of Hypoxic Responses via Unique Roles of Ras1, Cdc24 and Ptp3 in a Human Fungal Pathogen Cryptococcus neoformans. PLoS Genet. 2014 Apr; 10 (4):e1004292. [Full Text/Abstract]
    Rösch S, Johnen S, Mataruga A, Müller F, Pfarrer C, Walter P. Selective photoreceptor degeneration by intravitreal injection of N-methyl-N-nitrosourea. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2014 Mar 20; 55 (3):1711-23. [Full Text/Abstract]
    Saritas T, Koutsonas A, Walter P, Floege J, Krüger T. Management of intraocular hypertension during hemodialysis by intravenous glucose administration. Am J Kidney Dis. 2014 Mar; 63 (3):500-2. [Full Text/Abstract]
    Waschkowski F, Hesse S, Rieck AC, Lohmann T, Brockmann C, Laube T, Bornfeld N, Thumann G, Walter P, Mokwa W, Johnen S, Roessler G. Development of very large electrode arrays for epiretinal stimulation (VLARS). Biomed Eng Online. 2014 Feb 6; 13 (1):11. [Full Text/Abstract]
    Feltgen N, Walter P. Rhegmatogenous retinal detachment--an ophthalmologic emergency. Dtsch Arztebl Int. 2014 Jan 6; 111 (1-2):12-21; quiz 22. [Full Text/Abstract]
    Yadav H, Lee JH, Lloyd J, Walter P, Rane SG. Beneficial metabolic effects of a probiotic via butyrate induced GLP-1 secretion. J Biol Chem. 2013 Aug 30; 288 (35):25088-97. [Full Text/Abstract]
    Sidrauski C, Acosta-Alvear D, Khoutorsky A, Vedantham P, Hearn BR, Li H, Gamache K, Gallagher CM, Ang KK, Wilson C, Okreglak V, Ashkenazi A, Hann B, Nader K, Arkin MR, Renslo AR, Sonenberg N, Walter P. Pharmacological brake-release of mRNA translation enhances cognitive memory. Elife. 2013 May 28; 2 :e00498. [Full Text/Abstract]
    Cho JA, Lee AH, Platzer B, Cross BC, Gardner BM, De Luca H, Luong P, Harding HP, Glimcher LH, Walter P, Fiebiger E, Ron D, Kagan JC, Lencer WI. The unfolded protein response element IRE1α senses bacterial proteins invading the ER to activate RIG-I and innate immune signaling. Cell Host Microbe. 2013 May 15; 13 (5):558-69. [Full Text/Abstract]
    Murley A, Lackner LL, Osman C, West M, Voeltz GK, Walter P, Nunnari J. ER-associated mitochondrial division links the distribution of mitochondria and mitochondrial DNA in yeast. Elife. 2013 May 14; 2 :e00422. [Full Text/Abstract]
    Feltgen N, Heimann H, Hoerauf H, Walter P, Hilgers RD, Heussen N, Writing group for the SPR study investigators*. Scleral buckling versus primary vitrectomy in rhegmatogenous retinal detachment study (SPR study): Risk assessment of anatomical outcome. SPR study report no. 7. Acta Ophthalmol. 2013 May; 91 (3):282-7. [Full Text/Abstract]
    Walter P. Two structure papers, a call from Frankfurt airport, and how to escape from reviewer delays: an interview with Peter Walter by Miranda Robertson. BMC Biol. 2013 Apr 15; 11 :34. [Full Text/Abstract]
    Gardner BM, Pincus D, Gotthardt K, Gallagher CM, Walter P. Endoplasmic reticulum stress sensing in the unfolded protein response. Cold Spring Harb Perspect Biol. 2013 Mar 1; 5 (3):a013169. [Full Text/Abstract]
    Koutsonas A, Plange N, Roessler GF, Walter P, Mazinani BA. A case of siderosis bulbi without a radiologically detectable foreign body. Can J Ophthalmol. 2013 Feb; 48 (1):e9-e11. [Full Text/Abstract]
    Koutsonas A, Carstesen D, Henkel C, Walter P, Thumann G, Weinberger AW. Effects of coagulation on the autofluorescence pattern of ARPE-19 cells: an in vitro study. Ophthalmic Res. 2013; 49 (1):11-9. [Full Text/Abstract]
    Walter P, Metzger J, Thiel C, Helms V. Predicting where small molecules bind at protein-protein interfaces. PLoS One. 2013; 8 (3):e58583. [Full Text/Abstract]
    Fordyce PM, Pincus D, Kimmig P, Nelson CS, El-Samad H, Walter P, DeRisi JL. Basic leucine zipper transcription factor Hac1 binds DNA in two distinct modes as revealed by microfluidic analyses. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Nov 6; 109 (45):E3084-93. [Full Text/Abstract]
    Kimmig P, Diaz M, Zheng J, Williams CC, Lang A, Aragón T, Li H, Walter P. The unfolded protein response in fission yeast modulates stability of select mRNAs to maintain protein homeostasis. Elife. 2012 Oct 15; 1 :e00048. [Full Text/Abstract]
    Moreira KE, Schuck S, Schrul B, Fröhlich F, Moseley JB, Walther TC, Walter P. Seg1 controls eisosome assembly and shape. J Cell Biol. 2012 Aug 6; 198 (3):405-20. [Full Text/Abstract]