Bryan A. White


Dr. White is currently a Professor of Animal Sciences in the Institute for Genomic Biology, and Director of Microbiome Projects in the Division of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Illinois. He received his Bachelor of Science at Virginia Wesleyan College and his Ph.D. in Microbiology from the Medical College of Virginia, and was a NIH Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Oral Biology at the University of Michigan.

His major research interests are in using microbial genomics, metagenomics, and microbial ecology to understand host-microbe interactions. He uses human and non-human primate models of disease to link microbiomes to important clinical outcomes in colorectal cancer, breast cancer and women’s reproductive tract cancers (ovarian, cervical and endometrial).


Microbiome, metagenomics, computational medicine

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*University of Illinois Cancer Center Member