I am currently a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California San Francisco working in the laboratory of Joseph DeRisi, Ph.D. Our lab has a variety of interests including using next generation sequencing for pathogen discovery and the study of a variety of infectious diseases. I am interested in identifying host state specific human and microbiome signatures in order to facilitate the identification of disease biomarkers. Currently, my project involves using transcriptomics and genomics to explore the signatures of infected and non-infected individuals with respiratory illness. My favorite weird pathogen and current side project involves Balamuthia mandrillaris.
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Corin White Ph.D.
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PI: Dr. Joseph DeRisi, January 2016 - current. An investigation of viral, bacterial and host state interactions at the molecular level for infectious and non-infectious causes of respiratory illness.
PI: Dr. Mike Herman, August 2010-current. An investigation of C. elegans genes involved in innate immunity and virulence mechanisms employed by S. maltophilia.
PI: Dr.Kai McCormack, Minority Access to Research Careers Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research (MARC U*STAR) Program, September 1, 2009 – April 30, 2010. Research involved the association of certain genetic variants and neurotransmitter levels to certain behaviors, stress responses, immune functions and overall health.
Graduate Student Mentor: Andrea Choe & PI: Dr. Paul Sternberg, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Exceptional Research Opportunity Program (EXROP), June 16, 2009 – August 21, 2009. A cross-species and conspecific assay of the level of attraction to pheromones (mating cue) produced by hermaphrodites and females in multiple species of the genus Caenorhabditis.
Hector Castaneda & PI: Dr.Luis Diego Gomez, July 14 - August 12, 2008. An assessment of the level of stress in several Costa Rican communities and the association of environmental stressors to the prevalence of hyperstress.
Taught undergraduates to facilitate the learning of basic skills in Microbiology lab. Teval Report: Student Ratings of Instruction, average of 4.42 adjusted overall teaching effectiveness (5 very high and 1 very low).
Aiding students in the completion of studio activities and lecturing for Module 3: Cellular Biology module to introduce and reiterate key concepts during each class. Teval Report: Student Ratings of Instruction, average 4.16 raw overall teaching effectiveness (5 very high and 1 very low) for Spring 2013 and Fall 2014 and Spring 2015.
Assisted students in the learning and practice of common biotechnology laboratory skills. Four modules were designed and given throughout the academic year.
Facilitated the learning of advanced skills in Microbiology lab for upper level undergraduates. Lectured on several pathogenic species within the genera Francisella and Brucella. Teval Report: Student ratings of instruction, 4.5 raw overall teaching effectiveness (5 very high to 1 very low).
Aided students in the completion of studio activities and lecturing for modules that introduced and reiterated key concepts in Animal, Cellular and Molecular Biology. Teval Report: Student ratings of instruction, 4.4 raw overall teaching effectiveness (5 very high to 1very low).
Provided tutoring and study sessions for students in the core curriculum of biology.
Provided assistance in setting up laboratory apparatuses, grading and individualized guidance while in the laboratory.
Corin White and Ziyi Wang (Herman lab mate, right hand side) at the Aging, Metabolism, Stress, Pathogenesis, and Small RNAs in C. elegans Topic Meeting in 2012.See more
Corin White, Dr. Brian Darby, Ziyi Wang, Abraham Denner, Dr. Vinod Mony, Dr. Suhao Han and Dr. Michael Herman.See more
Left to Right: Corin White, Dr. Vinod Mony and Robert BreedenSee more
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