James White, PhD

James Robert White pursued graduate studies at the University of Maryland -- College Park, earning a PhD in Applied Mathematics and Scientific Computation in 2010. He specializes in the statistical analysis of high-throughput DNA sequence data derived from microbial communities associated with human body sites and other complex environments. In 2014, Dr. White founded Resphera Biosciences, a Baltimore-based start-up providing state-of-the-art microbiome analysis services to clinicians, scientists and researchers around the world. For the DEEPEND project, Dr. White will contribute to the characterization of microbial communities associated with water samples from the Gulf of Mexico.