Bio

  • Robert White, Ph. D.

    Professor, Dean for College of Biosciences
    • Department: College of Biosciences, Biochemistry
    • Phone: 816-654-7616
    • Campus Office: DCR-205
    Member of faculty since: 2010
    Curriculum Vitae

    Education

    • 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

    Grants/Funding

    • 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

    Awards

    • 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.

      http://www.hematology.org

    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