Tomas white

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Dr. Thomas J. White: Short Biography

Dr. White received his B.A. in Chemistry from Johns Hopkins University and his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University ofCalifornia at Berkeley. His postdoctoral research was carried out at the University of California Medical Center in San Francisco and at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.

From 1978-1989, White wasemployed at the biotechnology firm Cetus Corporation where he held the positions of Vice President of Research and Associate Director of Research and Development. He worked on the discovery, researchand development of human proteins and monoclonal antibodies as therapeutics, such as Betaseron for the treatment of multiple sclerosis, and on diagnostic tests using polymerase chain reaction (PCR)technology. From 1989-2000 he was Sr. Vice President of Research and Development at Roche Molecular Systems, a diagnostics division of Hoffmann-La Roche. He was responsible for Roche’s R & D program onthe AMPLICOR line of PCR- based tests and the COBAS instruments for the medical diagnosis of infectious disease, genetic disease and cancer, and in developing new applications of PCR for basicresearch, forensics and the human genome project.

Currently, White is Chief Scientific Officer at Celera. His work involves the discovery of new genotyping, expression and proteomic biomarkers and thedevelopment of molecular diagnostic products for complex common diseases (cardiovascular, autoimmune, cancer and neurological) as well as host response to infectious diseases.

Desde 1978-1989, Whitefue empleado en la firma de biotecnología Cetus Corporation, donde ocupó los cargos de Vice President de Investigación y Director Asociado de Investigación y Desarrollo. Trabajó en el descubrimiento,la investigación y el desarrollo de las proteínas humanas y los anticuerpos monoclonales, como terapias, tales como Betaferon para el tratamiento de la esclerosis múltiple y en las pruebas de...
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