Deborah White, PhD

Editorial Board Member

Department of Oncology and Haematology,
University of Adelaide, Australia

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Prof Deborah White is the Director of Cancer Research and Deputy Cancer Theme Leader at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) in Adelaide. Deborah White is a Principal Research Fellow with SAHMRI, and a Professor in both Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Adelaide. In addition, she is a Fellow of the Faculty of Science (Royal College of Pathologists of Australia) a member of the American, European and Australian Societies of Haematology and the International Children’s Oncology Group. Deb holds Grants (peer reviewed) from The William Lawrence and Blanche Hughes Foundation (USA), the NHMRC, the Leukaemia Foundation Australia (LFA). Over the last 5 years she has presented more than 130 papers at scientific meetings (both invited and peer reviewed) and has authored more than 40 scientific publications on CML and ALL, as well as being an inventor on several patents. Deborah White is a member of the National Health and Medical Research Council Academy (NHMRC), the NHMRC Women in Health Science Executive Committee and was recently recognized as the 2014 Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR) Leading Light for her Medical Research. Prior to joining SAHMRI Deb was employed as the Scientific Head of Haematology research at SA (South Australian) Pathology.

Research Interest

Deborah White current research includes the Chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) and Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL).

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