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John White,, American lawyer. Achievements include pioneer in litigating early cases against Dow Corning and Dow Chemical involving silicone breast implants. Member Governor's Commission on Status People, 1975—1978; founder Family Church Jesus. Member of American Bar Association, Washoe County Bar Association, American Bankruptcy Institute, District of Columbia Bar Association, Nevada State Bar Association, Reno Host Lions (past president).

Background

White, John Aaron was born on October 20, 1943 in St. Louis. Son of John Aaron and Helen Inez (Stewart) White.

Education

White was educated at Brunel University, where he was awarded an undergraduate degree in Physics in 1969. He went on to study for his Ph.D. at in 1975 for work on computer-aided reconstruction of the nervous system of Caenorhabditis elegans supervised by Sydney Brenner.

Career

After working at the Laboratory of Molecular Biology, White moved to the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1993. White's research investigates cell division in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. With collaborators Sydney Brenner, John Sulston and others, White co-developed confocal microscopy and mapped the complete nervous system of Caenorhabditis elegans, consisting of 302 neurons and over 7000 synapses.

The study was published in 1986 by the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, and is considered to be the first work in the emerging field of connectomes. More recently his research uses:White has been professor emeritus since he retired in 2008.

Religion

By Christ living within, and by the powerful work of the Holy Spirit, people can inadequately yet genuinely love and live in the spirit of God’s commands.

Politics

The state should not attempt to control the church, nor should the church seek to dominate the state. The separation of church and state should not be misconstrued as the abolition of all religious expression from public life.

Views

All persons need the ministry of the Church in their struggles for human fulfillment, as well as the spiritual and emotional care of a fellowship that enables reconciling relationships with God, with others, and with self.

Membership

Member.Gov.'s Commision on Status of People, 1975-1978. Served with United States Marine Corps Reserve, 1961-1968. Member American Bar Association, Nevada State Bar Association, Washington Bar Association, American Bankruptcy Institute, Washoe County Bar Association, Reno Host Lions (past president).

Connections

Children: Dorian, Cameron, Lauren, John Aaron III. Bachelor of Arts, University Nevada.