Forest M. White, Ph.D.

Forest WhiteProf. Forest White is the Principal Investigator (PI) of the PS-OC.  Prof. White is a Professor in the Department of Biological Engineering at MIT, where he serves as co-Chair of the Biological Engineering Graduate Program.  He is a member of the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research and the Center for Environmental Health Sciences at MIT.  Prof. White received his Ph.D. from Florida State University in 1997 and was a post-doctoral associate at the University of Virginia from 1997-1999.    After completion of his post-doc, he joined MDS Proteomics as a Senior Research Scientist and developed phosphoproteomics capabilities for the company.  In July 2003 he joined the Department of Biological Engineering at MIT as an Assistant Professor; in 2007 he was promoted to Associate Professor, and in 2014 he was promoted to Full Professor.  Prof. White’s laboratory investigates cellular signaling mechanisms in cancer, metabolic diseases, and immunology.