Kevin White, PhD, combines experimental and computational techniques to understand the networks of factors that control gene expression during development, evolution and disease. He is a Professor in Human Genetics, Ecology & Evolution and Medicine, Section of Genetic Medicine and Director of the Institute for Genomic & Systems Biology at the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory.
Kevin White graduated magna cum laude from Yale University with a joint B.S.-M.S. degree in biology in 1993. He completed his Ph.D. in developmental biology at Stanford University in 1998, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship in biochemistry and genomics at the Stanford Genome Technology Center. In 2001, he joined the faculty at Yale University as an Assistant Professor of Genetics, and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2003. In 2006, he joined the faculty of The University of Chicago. He was named an NIH Genome Scholar in 2000, a W.M. Keck Distinguished Young Investigator in Medical Sciences in 2003, an Arnold and Mabel Beckman Young Investigator in 2004, a Pritzker Fellow in 2006 and 2007, and a James and Karen Frank Family Professor in 2006. In 2009, he was elected chairman of the Gordon Conference on Hormone Action in Development and Cancer and in 2012 he was a co-organizer of the Genetics Society of America Drosophila Research Conference.