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

 Contact Info

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

 Select Experience

  • 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
    Research Summary/In Plain Language

    Research in Plain Language

    I oversee the CMSC facility at NIDDK.  Core facilities collaborate with clinicians and scientists from across NIDDK.  This core provides clinical stable isotope mass spectrometry for clinical labs.  The core measures total energy expenditure of participants in clinical studies.  This is the total energy a person or animal uses in a day.  This technique determines an individual’s diet and exercise needs.  The core also measures other aspects of metabolism.  Researchers use these techniques in obesity studies.