Andrew is interested in exploring the causes and conditions that facilitate skin cancer initiation and progression from resident stem cell populations. Andrew received his Ph.D. in Developmental Biology from Washington University in St. Louis. For his postdoctoral research, he studied adult stem cells and their relationship to cancer initiation at UCLA with Bill Lowry.
Leanne joined the White lab in February 2015 as a lab technician and works on stem cell aging and premature differentiation.
Dahihm is a DVM and joined the lab in May 2018 as a PhD student in the BBS program. She is interested in understanding mechanisms of tumor formation.
Luye joined our lab in May 2018 as a PhD student in the BMCB program. His primary focus is on molecular mechanisms of adult stem cell activation.
Jerry is a member of the class of 2020 in the College of Human Ecology majoring in Human Biology, Health, and Society. After completing his undergraduate degree, Jerry will matriculate at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, where he has been accepted through the FlexMed program He joined the lab in January of 2017.
Mackenzie will be working with the White lab from June-August 2019 as part of the Veterinary Investigators Program (VIP). She studies at Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences and will graduate with a DVM in 2022. Her research interests include stem cells and cancer initiation. Outside of academics , she enjoys traveling and hiking .
Michelle is an AEM and Biology double major in the class of 2020, and joined the White lab in January 2018. Outside of the lab, she enjoys doing community service on campus as a member of APO, and learning how to cook for herself. Michelle helps with performing PCR genotyping in the lab.
David is a pre-vet, Animal Science major in the class of 2020. He began working with the White lab in January of 2018, and is helping with technical work including PCR.
Jiwon joined the White lab in January 2019. She is in the class of 2022 majoring in Biology and Society in CALS and minoring in Global Health. She is interested in studying medicine with a specialization in oncology, and outside of school she works with transnationally adopted children and enjoys playing tennis!