Morris F. White, Ph.D.

Title
Associate, Scientific Staff in Medicine
Department
Department of Endocrinology
Institution
Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard University
Address
300 Longwood Avenue
Karp Family Research Building, RM 04210
City, State, Zip
Boston, MA 2215
Phone
(617) 919-2846
E-mail
morris.white[at]childrens.harvard.edu
Website
http://www.childrenshospital.org/researchers/morris-white
Research Field
Biochemistry; Cell Biology
Award Year
1987

Research

My lab investigates the molecular basis of insulin signal transduction to understand the pathophysiology of diabetes and other disorders, including obesity, infertility, and cardiovascular and retinal diseases. Our studies of the insulin-signaling network reveal common elements that promote peripheral insulin action, pancreatic beta-cell growth and function, and hypothalamic control of nutrient homeostasis and fertility. Our work may reveal new strategies to treat dysregulated nutrient metabolism and type 2 diabetes.