John A. White
Boston University, USA

John A. White is Professor and Chair of Biomedical Engineering at Boston University. He has joint appointments in the Program in Neuroscience and the Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. He is PI and Program Director for BU BME’s long-standing NIGMS training grant in Quantitative Biology and Physiology. Prof. White received his BS in BME from Louisiana Tech University (1984), and his PhD in BME from Johns Hopkins University (1990).

Professor White’s research group uses engineering and computational approaches to study computation in single neurons and astrocytes, as well as network interactions. He is co-developer of RTXI, the most widely used programming environment for virtual-reality-inspired experiments in neurophysiology, and is known for describing the biophysical bases of neuronal oscillations and the factors that limit signal-to-noise in neurons and neuronal networks. His group has collaborated to develop new mouse lines, and new scanning approaches, for fluorescence imaging in neurons and astrocytes. He is author of over 100 peer-reviewed publications, has given over 150 invited lectures, and has raised over $50M in external funding. White is a Fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society and the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. In 2019, White was elected President of the Biomedical Engineering Society.