White, Robert

Robert White

Dean, College of Biosciences (COB)
Professor of Biochemistry

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
    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, 07/2011 - Present
  • Transgene Therapy for Cardiomyopathy in DMD Mouse Model
    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, 06/2007 - 07/2009
  • Novel Therapy for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: Expressing
    A gene-therapy strategy including the use of a human retinal dystrophin transgene for treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy mice, 06/2004 - 06/2006


  • Kansas City Research Trailblazer Award
    Award for Excellence in research by the March of Dimes awarded at Stower's Research Institute, 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.


Physician Specialties

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

Community Service

  • Judge at Science Fair, 4/1/2009 - 4/1/2012, Science Pioneers
    Judge presentations by students at Science Fairs

Outside Interests

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