Download Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Malter joined the UTSW faculty as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Pathology in August, 2011. He holds the Senator Betty and Dr. Andy Andujar Distinguished Chair in Pathology. A graduate of Dartmouth College and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, he completed a post-doc and residency training in pathology and laboratory medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. In 1991, he joined the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He was Medical Director of the Blood Bank and Transfusion Service (1991-2011) and Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory (2002-2008) for UW Hospital and served as Acting Chair of the Department of Pathology (1993-95). In 2002, Dr. Malter was named an Investigator at the Waisman Center for Developmental Disabilities, UW-Graduate School and became the Cell and Molecular Neuroscience Core Director in 2003 and Associate Director for Biological Sciences in 2004. His research has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health and other agencies since 1988 and is currently supported by multiple individual as well as program project grants for his scientific work in post-transcriptional gene regulation and signaling in the immune and nervous systems. He is a member of both the American Society for Investigative Pathology and the American Society for Clinical Investigation, past Chair of several NIH review panels and current member of the editorial boards of Science Signaling.


Medical School
Washington University School of Medicine (1983)
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (1988), Pathology/lab Medicine


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Human papillomavirus type 18 in conjunctival intraepithelial neoplasia.
Lauer SA, Malter JS, Meier JR Am. J. Ophthalmol. 1990 Jul 110 1
Adenosine-uridine binding factor requires metals for binding to granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor mRNA.
Malter JS, McCrory WA, Wilson M, Gillis P Enzyme 1990 44 1-4
Regulation of hepatocyte gene expression: progress on the horizon.
Malter JS, Gerber MA Hepatology 1989 Dec 10 6
Induction and regulation of CD2 mRNA in human lymphocytes.
Malter JS, Reed JC, Kamoun M J. Immunol. 1988 May 140 9
Identification of hyperthyroid patients by means of a sensitive assay for thyrotropin.
Malter JS, Manotti SE, Knee GR, Goodman DB, Strauss JF Clin. Chem. 1985 Apr 31 4
Role of aminoacylation of histidyl-tRNA in the regulation of protein degradation in Chinese hamster ovary cells.
Scornik OA, Ledbetter ML, Malter JS J. Biol. Chem. 1980 Jul 255 13

Honors & Awards

  • Member
    American Society for Clinical Investigation (1998)
  • Nominee
    Romnes Fellow, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (1993)
  • Outstanding Young Investigator
    Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians & Scientists (1987)
  • NIH
    National Research Service Award (1986)
  • Rufus Choate Scholar
    Biochemistry - Dartmouth College (1978)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Association of Blood Banks
  • American Society for Clinical Investigation
  • American Society for Investigative Pathology
  • American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology