John A. White, Ph.D.

Dr. White employs engineering approaches to better understand how information is processed in the brain. Combining computational modeling, electrophysiological and optical techniques, and imaging methods, he and his team have worked to advance new biomedical devices to understand memory disorders and epilepsy. A fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, Dr. White has published over 80 peer-reviewed papers and as a principal or co-principal investigator has raised over $50 million in grant funding from the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, private foundations, and other sources.

Boston University College of Engineering
Biomedical Engineering

Training Program in Quantitative Biology & Physiology (QBP)
07/01/2022 - 06/30/2027 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Mechanisms of Neural Synchrony in the Medial Entorhinal Cortex
07/01/2023 - 06/30/2026 (Key Person / Mentor)
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke

Machine Learning for Analyzing State Dependent Neuronal Network Dynamics
09/01/2023 - 08/31/2024 (Key Person / Mentor)
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Investigating cyclic di-GMP Accumulation as a Temporal Filter in Bacillus subtilis Biofilm Commitment
06/01/2022 - 05/31/2023 (PI)
Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Synchronization in Noisy, Heterogeneous Excitatory/Inhibitory Networks
08/01/2018 - 04/30/2023 (Subcontract PI)
Louisiana State University NIH NINDS

Investigating how biochemical and mechanical cues shape calcium dynamics in fibroblast cells
07/05/2022 - 12/31/2022 (PI)
Howard Hughes Medical Institute

07/01/2017 - 06/30/2022 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Greater as a whole: bridging intracellular signaling and population behaviors in collective systems
01/01/2017 - 06/30/2022 (PI)
Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Coulter Foundation Translational Partners in Biomedical Engineering
07/01/2011 - 06/30/2019 (PI)
Wallace H. Coulter Foundation

Calcium Signaling in a Model of Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
07/01/2016 - 06/30/2018 (Multi-PI)
PI: John A. White, Ph.D.
University of Utah NIH NINDS

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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2023 2023 BMES Annual Meeting 1R13EB035033-01
2023 Training Program in Quantitative Biology & Physiology (QBP) 5T32GM145455-02
2022 Training Program in Quantitative Biology & Physiology (QBP) 1T32GM145455-01
2021 Training Program in Quantitative Biology and Physiology 5T32GM008764-20 25
2020 Training Program in Quantitative Biology and Physiology 5T32GM008764-19 25
2020 Training Program in Quantitative Biology and Physiology 3T32GM008764-19S1 25
2019 Training Program in Quantitative Biology and Physiology 5T32GM008764-18 25
2018 Training Program in Quantitative Biology and Physiology 5T32GM008764-17 25
2017 Training Program in Quantitative Biology and Physiology 2T32GM008764-16 25
2016 Calcium Signaling in a Model of Temporal Lobe Epilepsy 4R01NS078331-05 12
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  1. Hou JF, Nayeem MOG, Caplan KA, Ruesch EA, Caban-Murillo A, Criado-Hidalgo E, Ornellas SB, Williams B, Pearce AA, Dagdeviren HE, Surets M, White JA, Shapiro MG, Wang F, Ramirez S, Dagdeviren C. An implantable piezoelectric ultrasound stimulator (ImPULS) for deep brain activation. Nat Commun. 2024 Jun 04; 15(1):4601.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38834558; PMCID: PMC11150473; DOI: 10.1038/s41467-024-48748-6;
  2. Subramaniam S, Akay M, Anastasio MA, Bailey V, Boas D, Bonato P, Chilkoti A, Cochran JR, Colvin V, Desai TA, Duncan JS, Epstein FH, Fraley S, Giachelli C, Grande-Allen KJ, Green J, Guo XE, Hilton IB, Humphrey JD, Johnson CR, Karniadakis G, King MR, Kirsch RF, Kumar S, Laurencin CT, Li S, Lieber RL, Lovell N, Mali P, Margulies SS, Meaney DF, Ogle B, Palsson B, A Peppas N, Perreault EJ, Rabbitt R, Setton LA, Shea LD, Shroff SG, Shung K, Tolias AS, van der Meulen MCH, Varghese S, Vunjak-Novakovic G, White JA, Winslow R, Zhang J, Zhang K, Zukoski C, Miller MI. Grand Challenges at the Interface of Engineering and Medicine. IEEE Open J Eng Med Biol. 2024; 5:1-13.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38415197; PMCID: PMC10896418; DOI: 10.1109/OJEMB.2024.3351717;
  3. Carbonero D, Noueihed J, Kramer MA, White JA. Non-Negative Matrix Factorization for Analyzing State Dependent Neuronal Network Dynamics in Calcium Recordings. bioRxiv. 2023 Oct 16.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37905071; PMCID: PMC10614735; DOI: 10.1101/2023.10.11.561797;
  4. Vinnenberg L, Rychlik N, Oniani T, Williams B, White JA, Kovac S, Meuth SG, Budde T, Hundehege P. Assessing neuroprotective effects of diroximel fumarate and siponimod via modulation of pacemaker channels in an experimental model of remyelination. Exp Neurol. 2024 Jan; 371:114572. PMID: 37852467
  5. Rahsepar B, Norman JF, Noueihed J, Lahner B, Quick MH, Ghaemi K, Pandya A, Fernandez FR, Ramirez S, White JA. Theta-phase-specific modulation of dentate gyrus memory neurons. Elife. 2023 Jul 04; 12.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37401757; PMCID: PMC10361715; DOI: 10.7554/eLife.82697;
  6. Via G, Baravalle R, Fernandez FR, White JA, Canavier CC. Interneuronal network model of theta-nested fast oscillations predicts differential effects of heterogeneity, gap junctions and short term depression for hyperpolarizing versus shunting inhibition. PLoS Comput Biol. 2022 Dec; 18(12):e1010094.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36455063; PMCID: PMC9747050; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1010094;
  7. Shpokayte M, McKissick O, Guan X, Yuan B, Rahsepar B, Fernandez FR, Ruesch E, Grella SL, White JA, Liu XS, Ramirez S. Hippocampal cells segregate positive and negative engrams. Commun Biol. 2022 Sep 26; 5(1):1009.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36163262; PMCID: PMC9512908; DOI: 10.1038/s42003-022-03906-8;
  8. Oniani T, Vinnenberg L, Chaudhary R, Schreiber JA, Riske K, Williams B, Pape HC, White JA, Junker A, Seebohm G, Meuth SG, Hundehege P, Budde T, Zobeiri M. Effects of Axonal Demyelination, Inflammatory Cytokines and Divalent Cation Chelators on Thalamic HCN Channels and Oscillatory Bursting. Int J Mol Sci. 2022 Jun 03; 23(11). PMID: 35682964; PMCID: PMC9181513; DOI: 10.3390/ijms23116285;
  9. Fernandez FR, Via G, Canavier CC, White JA. Kinetics and Connectivity Properties of Parvalbumin- and Somatostatin-Positive Inhibition in Layer 2/3 Medial Entorhinal Cortex. eNeuro. 2022 Jan-Feb; 9(1).View Related Profiles. PMID: 35105656; PMCID: PMC8856710; DOI: 10.1523/ENEURO.0441-21.2022;
  10. Shi L, Jiang Y, Fernandez FR, Chen G, Lan L, Man HY, White JA, Cheng JX, Yang C. Non-genetic photoacoustic stimulation of single neurons by a tapered fiber optoacoustic emitter. Light Sci Appl. 2021 Jul 14; 10(1):143.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34257273; PMCID: PMC8277806; DOI: 10.1038/s41377-021-00580-z;
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2014 Biomedical Engineering Society Fall Meeting: Meeting Chair
2011 Louisiana Technical University : Distinguished Alumnus Award
2006 Biomedical Engineering Society: Elected Fellow
2005 American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering: Elected Fellow
2003-2008 Methods in Computational Neuroscience, Marine Biological Lab: Co-Director
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