Prof Deborah White is the Director of Cancer Research and Deputy Cancer Theme Leader at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) in Adelaide. She is a Principal Research Fellow with SAHMRI, and a Professor in both Medicine and Paediatrics at the University of Adelaide. In addition, she is a Fellow of the Faculty of Science (Royal College of Pathologists of Australia) a member of the American, European and Australian Societies of Haematology and the International Children’s Oncology Group (COG).
Prof White holds Grants (peer reviewed) from The William Lawrence and Blanche Hughes Foundation (USA), the NHMRC, the Leukaemia Foundation Australia (LFA), Channel 7 and the Cancer Council SA (CCSA) to continue her work on the underlying disease biology, drug transport and mechanisms of resistance in CML, Ph+ and Ph-like ALL. Over the last 5 years she has presented more than 130 papers at scientific meetings (both invited and peer reviewed) and has authored more than 40 scientific publications on CML and ALL, as well as being an inventor on several patents.
Prof White is a member of the NHMRC Academy, the NHMRC Women in Health Science Executive Committee and was recently recognised as the 2014 Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR) Leading Light for her Medical Research.