Morris White, PhD
|Hospital Title||Associate Scientific in Medicine|
|Academic Title||Professor of Pediatrics|
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston MA 02115
Morris White investigates the molecular basis of insulin signal transduction to understand the pathophysiology of diabetes and other disorders, including obesity, infertility, and cardiovascular and retinal diseases. His studies of the insulin-signaling network reveal common elements that promote peripheral insulin action, pancreatic beta-cell growth and function, and hypothalamic control of nutrient homeostasis and fertility. His work may reveal new strategies to treat dysregulated nutrient metabolism and type 2 diabetes.
About Morris White
Morris White received his PhD degree from the University of Michigan. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Joslin Diabetes Institute.
Dr. White in an investigator in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He has been a Pew scholar in the biomedical sciences and has received the Boehringer Mannheim/Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International Diabetes Care Research Award and the Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award from the American Diabetes Association.
White MF. Insulin signaling in health and disease. Science 2003; 302: 1710-1711.
Valverde AM, Burks DJ, Fabregat I, Fisher TL, Carretero J, White MF, Benito M. Molecular mechanisms of insulin resistance in IRS-2-deficient hepatocytes. Diabetes 2003; 52: 2239-2248.
- Kushner JA, Haj FG, Klaman LD, Dow MA, Kahn BB, Neel BG, White MF. Islet-sparing effects of protein tyrosine phosphatase-1b deficiency delays onset of diabetes in IRS2 knockout mice. Diabetes 2004; 53: 61-66.