Todd E. White, Ph.D.

Todd E. White, Ph.D. 

Assistant Professor


Atlanta VA
Location: Multidisciplinary Research Center F242
Phone: (404) 880-6600


NIH Specialized Neuroscience Research Program
Postdoctoral Fellowship 

University of Florida College of Medicine
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy in Neuroscience

Harvard University
Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests

Developing Diagnostics and Therapies for Neurotrauma including Traumatic Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injury


  • White TE, Surles-Zeigler MC, Ford GD, Gates AS, Laplaca MC, Ford BD (2016). Bilateral gene interaction hierarchy analysis of the cell death gene response emphasizes the significance of cell cycle genes following unilateral traumatic brain injury. BMC Genomics 17:130.  DOI: 10.1186/s12864-016-2412-0
  • White TE, Ford GD, Surles-Zeigler MC, Gates AS, Laplaca MC, Ford BD (2013). Gene expression patterns following unilateral traumatic brain injury reveals a local pro-inflammatory and remote anti-inflammatory response. BMC genomics 14:282.
  • White TE, Lane MA, Sandhu MS, O'Steen BE, Fuller DD, Reier PJ (2010). Neuronal progenitor transplantation and respiratory outcomes following upper cervical spinal cord injury in adult rats. Exp Neurol. 225(1):231-6.

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Honors and Awards

  • Mentoring Institute for Neuroscience Diversity Scholars (MINDS) Fellow, 2017-2018
  • National Research Mentoring Network’s NU Model Grantwriting Coaching Group
  • Specialized Neuroscience Research Program Postdoctoral fellowship
  • Route 28 Summit in Neurobiology, Novel Methods to Exploit Stem Cells for Recovery of Human CNS Function - Winning group member
  • Black Graduate Student Organization’s (BGSO) Award for Outstanding Achievement
  • The Florida Education Fund’s (FEF)Russell V. Ewald Award for Academic Excellence and Human Service
  • BGSO’s Roderick J. McDavis Award for Academic Achievement
  • FEF’s McKnight Doctoral Fellowship