Kate White, PhD


Kate White is a cell biologist, structural biologist, and pharmacologist interested in developing experimental methods for 3-dimensional visualization of single cells to characterize the cellular ultrastructure to mesoscale organization. She is also interested in helping to develop integrative whole-cell modeling infrastructure to harmonize structural and mathematical representations of the cell across the scales of biology.

Dr. White is Gabilan Assistant Professor of Chemistry at USC. She received her Ph.D. in Pharmacology in 2014 from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, under the mentorship of Dr. Bryan Roth. After continuing her postdoctoral training in protein structural biology at the University of Southern California with Professor Raymond Stevens, she then took on the role of Associate Director of the Bridge Institute at USC. Now, Dr. White is the Director of the Pancreatic Beta Cell Consortium (PBCC), an interdisciplinary and collaborative team of scientists with the common goal of understanding beta-cell biology and its role in diabetes.