Peter White, PhD is a principal investigator in the Center for Microbial Pathogenesis at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University. He is Director of the Biomedical Genomics Core, a nationally recognized microarray and next-generation sequencing facility assisting numerous investigators in the design, production and analysis of genomics data. He is also Director of Molecular Bioinformatics, serving on the Research Computing Executive Governance Committee and the Data and Analytics Strategy Executive Committee. Dr. White has established multiple genomics initiatives as part of Nationwide Children's strategic goal to develop a cutting edge genomic medicine program. As developer and inventor of the balanced parallelization strategy for human genome analysis (named “Churchill”), Dr. White is a co-founder of GenomeNext LLC.
Dr. White’s research program focuses on developing high performance computing solutions for "big data", utilizing disruptive technologies to rapidly analyze and interpret genomic data sets. Through genomic analysis of individuals, families and populations, his team is discovering genetic variation associated with diseases such as congenital heart defects, autism spectrum disorders and rare genetic diseases.
Dr. White received his PhD in Molecular Biology from the University of Cambridge, England and completed his postdoctoral training in the Department of Genetics at The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. He has over 15 years of experience in the field of genomics and computational biology, is the recipient of multiple awards from the National Institutes of Health and has authored over 50 peer reviewed publications.