Dr. White received his PhD in Physiology from the Queen’s University Belfast in the United Kingdom. His graduate work focused on calcium signaling and the use of electrophysiology and microscopy as tools to study cytoplasmic and organellar calcium fluxes in smooth muscle cells. As a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania he helped develop cell models and technical approaches for the study of InsP3 receptors in their native membranes. On joining the Department of Physiology & Biophysics Dr. White established an active research program focused on intracellular calcium signaling. His laboratory employs electrophysiology, live cell imaging microscopy and molecular approaches to address important questions relating to calcium signaling dysfunction in cancer, metabolic disease and diabetes.