George Delahunty

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George Delahunty
Born (1952-05-05) May 5, 1952 (age 67)
ResidenceOwings Mills, Maryland
Alma materDuquesne University (B.S.)
Marquette University (Ph.D.)
Katherine Henneberger
(m. 1990; died 2006)
Scientific career
FieldsPhysiology, endocrinology
ThesisEnvironmental Effects on the Metabolism of Carassius Auratus: Role of the Pineal Organ and Retinal Pathways (1979)
Doctoral advisorVictor de Vlaming [Wikidata]

George B. Delahunty (born May 5, 1952) is an American physiologist and endocrinologist. He was a long-time professor at Goucher College, working there from 1979 to 2018. Delahunty was the Lilian Welsh Professor of Biology and a co-founder of the post-baccalaureate premedical program at Goucher College. His research explored metabolism and endocrine control in vertebrates.

Early life and education

Delahunty was born in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania. He earned a Bachelor of Science from Duquesne University in 1974 and completed his doctorate in physiology and endocrinology at Marquette University in 1979.[1][2] Under doctoral advisor Victor de Vlaming [Wikidata], Delahunty completed his dissertation entitled Environmental Effects on the Metabolism of Carassius Auratus: Role of the Pineal Organ and Retinal Pathways. He received a fellowship from the Arthur J. Schmitt Foundation for his final year of graduate school.[3]


Delahunty was a guest worker at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases in the diabetes branch. At Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, he worked as a visiting associate professor. He later trained in metabolomics at the University of California, Davis.[2]

He joined the faculty at Goucher College in 1979 as a professor of biology.[1] His research focused on metabolism and endocrine control in vertebrates.[2] In 1996, Delahunty was the principle investigator of a $17,249 grant from the National Science Foundation to facilitate computerized data acquisition to conduct physiology research using an experimental approach.[4] He was a co-founder[5] of the postbaccalaureate premedical program at Goucher College.[6] He was the Goucher representative of the Master's of Public Health transfer program between Goucher College and the University of Maryland School of Medicine.[7] In May 2018, Delahunty retired from Goucher.[8]

Delahunty is a member of the American Society of Zoologists, American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Endocrine Society.[1]

Personal life

Delahunty met his second wife Katherine Henneberger, an economics professor while they both were teaching at Goucher College.[3][9] They married circa 1990. Delahunty resides in Owings Mills, Maryland. Henneberger died in September 2006 due to lung cancer.[9]


  1. ^ a b c American men & women of science : a biographical directory of today's leaders in physical, biological, and related sciences. Nemeh, Katherine H., Gale (Firm) (25th ed.). Detroit: Gale. 2008. ISBN 9781414432915. OCLC 276295867.CS1 maint: others (link)
  2. ^ a b c "George Delahunty". Goucher College. Retrieved March 2, 2018.
  4. ^ "Computerized Data Acquisition for the Physiology Laboratory". National Science Foundation. Retrieved March 10, 2018.
  5. ^ Hombacher, Gary (April 13, 2014). "Expanding programs expand opportunities". The Baltimore Sun. p. M2. Retrieved May 1, 2018 – via
  6. ^ Fowler, Elizabeth M. (July 23, 1991). "Careers; Late Premed Programs for Graduates". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved March 2, 2018.
  7. ^ "Accelerated BS or BA with a Public Health Minor from Goucher College to Master of Public Health". University of Maryland School of Medicine. Retrieved March 10, 2018.
  8. ^ Greenberg, Josh (May 19, 2018). Military, Talia (ed.). "Goucher Says Farewell to Professors". The Goucher Eye. Retrieved July 16, 2018.
  9. ^ a b Kelly, Jacques (September 21, 2006). "Katherine Henneberger, 61, professor of economics". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved March 10, 2018.