George Delahunty

ProfessorBiology

George Delahunty is the Lilian Welsh Professor of Biology at Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland. He completed his doctorate, with a specialization in Physiology/Endocrinology, in 1979 at Marquette University.  He has received additional training as a Guest Worker in the Diabetes Branch of the NIDDK, NIH in Bethesda, MD and as a Visiting Associate Professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore. He has also trained in Metabolomics at the Univ. of California, Davis.  At Goucher College, Dr. Delahunty teaches a broad range of biology courses that focus on organismal biology, general biology, nutrition and human disease. His research currently involves the studies to better understand the evolution of endocrine control of metabolism among the vertebrates.

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Research, Scholarship, Creative Work in Progress

Current research involves characterizing tissue specific expression and regulation of GLUT transporters in an amphibian model system

Exhibits or Performances

Recent Poster Presentations (Students Highlighted)

Endocrine control of lipolysis in visceral adipose tissue in Xenopus laevis: Alexandra Collis and George Delahunty. , Department of Biology Goucher College, Towson MD. 21204. Landmark Summer Student Research Conference, July 2011.

Endocrine control of lipolysis in visceral adipose tissue in Xenopus laevis: Alexandra Collis and George Delahunty. , Department of Biology Goucher College, Towson MD. 21204. UMBC Student Research Symposium, October, 2011.

Metabolic profiling in Xenopus laevis: Rachel Mann, George Delahunty and George Greco.  Departments of Biology and Chemistry, Goucher College, Towson MD 21204.Landmark Summer Student research Conference, July 2012.

Metabolic profiling in Xenopus laevis: Rachel Mann, George Delahunty and George Greco. Departments of Biology and Chemistry, Goucher College, Towson MD. 21204. University of Maryland Baltimore County Student Research Symposium, October, 2012.

Endocrine Control of Adipose Tissue in Xenopus tropicalis: Ashley Fan and George Delahunty.  Department of Biology, Goucher College, Towson MD. 21204. University of Maryland Baltimore County Student Research Symposium, October, 2012.

Endocrine control of carbohydrate metabolism in Xenopus tropicalis: tissue specific expression and regulation of GLUT2. Mara Bezerko, Brooke Merchant, Yang Ding and Dr. George Delahunty. Presented at the Undergraduate research Conference at UMBC Oct, 2015 2nd place in her division

Endocrine control of carbohydrate metabolism in Xenopus tropicalis: tissue specific expression and regulation of GLUT4. Brooke Merchant, Mara Bezerko, Yang Ding and Dr. George Delahunty.  Presented at the Landmark Undergraduate Research Conference at Goucher College, July 2015

Endocrine control of carbohydrate metabolism in Xenopus tropicalis: tissue specific expression and regulation of GLUT2. Mara Bezerko, Brooke Merchant, Yang Ding and Dr. George Delahunty.  Presented at the Landmark Undergraduate Research Conference at Goucher College, July 2015

External Awards, Honors, Grants

Grant, Research Corporation, Role of Melatonin in Carbohydrate Metabolism of Teleosts, $12,300.

1981 National Science Foundation Instructional Scientific Equipment Program, Physiology Improvement at Goucher, $27,272.

1982 Cottrel College Science Grant, Research Corporation, Further Studies on Pineal-Metabolism Relationships in Teleosts, $6,400.

1988 NIH - AREA Program, Isolation and Characterization of the Channel Catfish IGF-I Message, $50,000.

1991 Co-Director; Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Undergraduate Biological Sciences Education Initiative, Funded at Goucher $500,000 for 5 year period.

1992 Co PI/PD with William Johnson, National Science Foundation Instrumentation and Laboratory Improvement Program.  New Instrumental Applications in Environmental Biology Laboratories, $86,574.

1992 National Research Service Award, NICHD.  Localization of Insulin Messenger RNA in Xenopus Embryos, $20,700.

1996 National Science Foundation Instrumentation and Laboratory Improvement Program:  Computerized Data Acquisition for the Physiology Laboratory, $34,500.

Academic or Professional Associations

Endocrine Society

American Association for the Advancement of Science 

Other Professional or Scholarly Activity

 Middle States Evaluator