• Robert White, PhD

    Professor, Dean for College of Biosciences
    • Department: Biosciences
    Member of faculty since: 2010
    Curriculum Vitae


    • Ph.D. in Biology, Boston College, 1989
    • M.S. in Biology, Boston College, 1981
    • B.A. in Biology, University of Massachusetts at Boston, 1977

    Teaching Interests/Courses

    • Molecular Biology
    • Genetics
    • Hematology

    Research Interests

    • Biomedical Science
    • Genetics
    • Hematology


    • Identification of Novel Gene Causing Pediatric Hereditary Spherocytosis, Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institution, 07/2011 - Present
      I have identified a novel causative gene for Hereditary Spherocytosis (HS), the most common hereditary anemia in man with an incidence as high as 1 out of 2,500 in persons of Northern European descent with no gene identified for 10% of HS patients.
    • Transgene Therapy for Cardiomyopathy in DMD Mouse Model, Kansas City Area Life Sciences Insitutute, 06/2007 - 07/2009
      A gene-therapy strategy including the use of a human retinal dystrophin transgene in experimental muscular dystrophy mice that are being examined for prevention of cardiomyopathy
    • Novel Therapy for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: Expressing, March of Dimes, 06/2004 - 06/2006
      A gene-therapy strategy including the use of a human retinal dystrophin transgene for treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy mice


    • Kansas City Research Trailblazer Award, March of Dimes, 11/2004

    Professional Affiliations

    • Member, 12/1989 - Present, American Society of Hematology

      The Society of Hematology supports the advancement of the care of patients with hematological and oncological disease through basic research, education and translation biomedical science.

    Physican Specialties

    • Genetics with Emphasis in Mouse Genetics
    • Molecular Biology
    • Hematology

    Community Service

    • Judge at Science Fair, 04/01/2009 - 04/01/2012, Science Pioneers

      Judge presentations by students at Science Fairs

    Outside Interests

    • Boston Spectator Sports
    • Walt Disney World and All Affiliated Companies
    • Geneaology

    Last updated on: 7/31/2013 10:47:00 AM