Nov 20, 2015
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John White is a Professor Emeritus of Anatomy and Molecular Biology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison http://directory.engr.wisc.edu/bme/faculty/white_john
After working at the Laboratory of Molecular Biology, John moved to the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1993.
John’s research investigates cell division in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. With collaborators Sydney Brenner, John Sulston and others, John mapped the complete nervous system of Caenorhabditis elegans, consisting of 302 neurons and over 7000 synapses. The study was published in 1986 by the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, and is considered to be the first work in the emerging field of connectomes.
John also co-developed with Brad Amos, Richard Durbin and Mike Fordham confocal microscopyat the MRC-LMB.
More recently his research uses two collaborative but distinct laboratories, one a biological laboratory that investigates cell division in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans, and the other an interdisciplinary Biophotonics Instrumentation laboratory that develops new computational and optical techniques for live cell studies.
John’s new interest is Quantum Imaging.
White, J. G. (2013). “Getting into the mind of a worm—a personal view”. WormBook: 1–10. doi:10.1895/wormbook.1.158.1. PMID 23801597.Amos WB1, White JG., How the confocal laser scanning microscope entered biological research. Biol Cell. 2003 Sep;95(6):335-42. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14519550