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2019 Speakers TEDxColumbus

Peter White

Peter is a genomics scientist and innovator, driven to create a future where no child with genetic disease goes undiagnosed and every child with cancer receives optimal treatment based upon their personal genome sequence. Recognizing that the root cause of many childhood diseases can be traced directly to the genome, his research program at Nationwide Children's Hospital focuses on the development of novel technologies to analyze the billions of data points with a patient’s genome.

As head of the Computational Genomics Group, his team of bioinformatics scientists, data scientists and software engineers develop highly optimized solutions to discover the molecular underpinnings of genetic disorders. In his role as Senior Director in The Institute for Genomic Medicine, Peter has established multiple initiatives as part of Nationwide Children's strategic goal to develop a cutting-edge genomic medicine program. He leads Nationwide Children’s rare disease genomics program and has received international recognition for his work.

Peter completed his doctorate at University of Cambridge, postdoctoral training at The University of Pennsylvania and is currently a tenured Professor of Pediatrics at the Ohio State University. He is the recipient of multiple awards from the National Institutes of Health and has authored over 75 peer reviewed publications.

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Email: peter.white<at>nationwidechildrens.org


Genomics Scientist, Innovator