Raymond White, PhD
Rudi Schmid Distinguished Professor in Neurology
Dr. White is a pioneer in the development of the molecular tools for the construction of a map of genetic markers for the human genome. He and his laboratory played key roles in the identification of numerous genes including those for neurofibromatosis type I and familial polyposis, an inherited form of colon cancer. More recently, he has become interested in the genetics of behavioral disorders, specifically, the genetics of alcoholism and alcohol abuse. Identification of the genetic components is an important goal; clarifying the genetics that will reveal underlying molecular mechanisms and proteins for the development of therapeutic interventions.