Professor of Biological Engineering, MIT
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Forest White is a professor of biological engineering at MIT, a member of the Koch Institute and a member of the MIT Center for Precision Cancer Medicine. He earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Framingham State College in 1993, and a doctorate in analytical chemistry from Florida State University in 1997. Following postdoctoral research in bioanalytical chemistry in the laboratory of Donald Hunt at the University of Virginia, he joined MDS Proteomics, Inc. as a research scientist working his way up to group leader. Forest White joined MIT in 2003 as an assistant professor and was awarded the Mitsui Career Development Professorship (2005-2008). In 2010, he received the Ruth and Joel Spira Award for Excellence in Teaching.