Peter J. McGuire

Medicine, Class of 2003

Dr Peter McGuire is Investigator, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA.

Following a combined residency in paediatrics and medical genetics at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, he remained as an Assistant Professor in the programme for inherited metabolic diseases at Mount Sinai. Dr McGuire is board-certified in paediatrics, clinical genetics and biochemical genetics.

In 2010, Dr McGuire moved to the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) at the National Institutes of Health to join the Physician Scientist Development Programme. He was appointed to the position of Tenure Track Investigator in 2016.

Throughout his career, Dr McGuire has been focused on improving the care of patients with disorders of mitochondrial metabolism. By combining his training in immunology and biochemical genetics, he has fashioned a translational research programme to understand the interplay between mitochondrial metabolism and the immune system. As Head of the Metabolism, Infection and Immunity Section (MINIS) at NHGRI, Dr McGuire and his team study the interplay between metabolism and the immune system in patients with inborn errors of mitochondrial metabolism.