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Raymond Leslie White

Raymond Leslie White, American geneticist. Achievements include the development of a new technology for mapping and ultimately identifying human genes causing disease and the discovery of fundamental genes and genetic mechanisms important in the inherited and cellular pathways to cancer.

Background

  • White, Raymond Leslie was born on October 23, 1943 in Orlando, Florida, United States. Son of Lawrence and Marjorie White.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Microbiology, University Oregon, 1965. Doctor of Philosophy in Microbiology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1971. Postdoctoral studies, Stanford.

    Career

    • Research associate, instructor Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 1971-1972. Postdoctoral fellow School Medicine Stanford University, California, 1972-1975. Assistant professor Department Microbiology University Massachusetts School Medicine, Worcester, 1975-1978, associate professor Department Microbiology, 1978-1980.

      Investigator Howard Hughes Medical Institute University Utah Medical Center, 1980-1994. Associate professor Department Cellular, Viral and Molecular Biology University Utah School Medicine, 1980-1984, co-chairman Department Human Genetics, 1984-1994, professor Department Oncological Sciences, since 1985. Professor Department of Human Genetics University Utah School of Medicine, since 1985.

      Chairman Department Oncological Sciences University Utah School Medicine, since 1994, director Huntsman Cancer Institute, 1994—2000. Chief science officer DNA Sciences, Inc., Fremont, California, 2000—2002. Director Ernest Gallo Clinic & Research Center University California San Francisco, Emeryville, since 2002, vice chair, professor neurology, since 2002.

      Ad hoc member National Institutes of Health General Medical Science Institute Council, 1984, member National Institutes of Health study section, 1979-1983.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include the development of a new technology for mapping and ultimately identifying human genes causing disease and the discovery of fundamental genes and genetic mechanisms important in the inherited and cellular pathways to cancer.

    Works

    • Consulting editor Journal Clinical Investigation. Subject area editor Genomics, 1987-1990. Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    Member National Academy of Sciences, American Society Human Genetics (Allen Cancer Research award 1989, associate editor Cancer Research), Utah Academy of Sciences, Institute Medicine.

    Connections

    • Married Joan Palmer Distin, June 1, 1968. Children: Juliette, Jeremy.
    • father: Lawrence White
    • mother: Marjorie White
    • spouse: Joan Palmer Distin
    • children: Juliette White
    • Jeremy White
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    Born October 23, 1943
    (age 73)
    Nationality
    • 1965
      University Oregon
    • 1971
      Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • 2002
      chief science officer, DeoxyriboNucleic Acid Sciences
      Fremont, Nebraska, United States
    • 1971 - 1972
      Research associate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
      Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1971 - 1972
      instructor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
      Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1972 - 1975
      postdoctoral fellow, School Medicine Stanford University
      California, United States
    • 1975 - 1978
      assistant, professor Department Microbiology University Massachusetts School Medicine
      Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1980 - 1994
      investigator Howard Hughes Medical Institute University Utah Medical Center
    • 1980 - 1984
      associate, professor Department Cellular
    • 1984 - 1994
      associate, professor Department Cellular
    • 1985
      professor, Department of Human Genetics University Utah School of Medicine
    • 2002
      director, Ernest Gallo Clinic & Research Center University California San Francisco
      Emeryville, California, United States
    • 2002
      director, Ernest Gallo Clinic & Research Center University California San Francisco
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