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. Using these approaches he studied the interactions between InsP3Rs and members of Bcl-2 family, key regulators of apoptosis. Dr White joined the Department of Physiology & Biophysics in 2006 and continues to work on calcium signaling.