Stephen Halley White, PhD

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Title: Biophysicist, Educator
Company: University of California Irvine
Location: San Clemente, California, United States

Stephen Halley White, PhD, Biophysicist and Educator at the University of California Irvine, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in physiology and biophysics.

Dr. White started on his journey to his career by earning a Bachelor of Science in physics from the University of Colorado in 1963. From there, he went to the University of Washington receiving a Master of Science in physics in 1965 and a Doctor of Philosophy in physiology and biophysics in 1969. After graduation, Dr. White joined the United States Army Reserve from 1969 until 1971. Continuing with his education, he became a United States Public Health Service postdoctoral fellow in biochemistry at The University of Virginia in 1971 for a year. From there, he joined the University of California Irvine in 1972, where he would remain for the rest of his career. While at the University of California Irvine, Dr. White held the positions of assistant professor of physiology and biophysics, associate professor of physiology and biophysics, vice chairman of physiology and biophysics, chairman of physiology and biophysics and professor of physiology and biophysics. Retiring from his position of professor in 2012, Dr. White became a professor emeritus of physiology and biophysics, a position he holds to this day.

Alongside holding his positions, Dr. White is running a biophysics lab at the University of California Irvine studying membrane protein folding. He was a guest biophysicist at the Brookhaven National Laboratory from 1977 to 1999 and worked with the National Institutes of Health BBM Study Section from 2005 to 2010. As a testament to his success, Dr. White has been inducted as a member of various esteemed organizations including, the Federation of America Society for Experimental Biology, where he was on the board of directors for four years, The Protein Society, Society of General Physiologists and the National Science Foundation to name a few.

Dr. White has received myriad achievements and honors including but not limited to receiving an honorary PhD from Stockholm University in 2008, a Research Career Development Award from the United States Public Health Service from 1975 to 1980, the Kaiser-Permanente Teaching Award in 1975 and 1992, an Avanti Award in Lipids from the Biophysical Society in 2009 and the Protein Society Carl Brändén Award in 2014. He is also listed in numerous editions of Who’s Who in the West, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in America and the 18th edition of Who’s Who in the World.

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