Kevin White, PhD
Dr. Kevin White is a Scientific Advisor and Fellow at Tempus. He served as President and as Chief Science Officer during the company’s first five years. Dr. White is a pioneer in generating and analyzing large-scale biological datasets to generate insights into complex biological systems, and since the mid 2000’s, he has focused his efforts on developing new approaches for accelerating precision medicine through the analysis of large scale ‘omics and clinical data. Prior to Tempus, Dr. White was the James and Karen Frank Family Professor of Human Genetics and Medicine and Founding Director of the Institute for Genomics and Systems Biology in Chicago. His recognitions for innovation include the Keck Biomedical Investigator award, the Beckman Young Investigator award and Crain’s Business ‘40 Under 40’ list. He has served on the scientific boards of a wide range of start-up biotech companies and foundations. He is a founder of Provaxus, Inc. and of HealthSeq Pvt. Ltd. (now Tempus Singapore Pvt. Ltd.), and he has held scientific advisory board positions at institutions that include Harvard University, Yale University, Northwestern University, and the National Cancer Institute. He currently also holds a position as Professor of Biochemistry and Medicine at the National University of Singapore and the Genome Institute of Singapore. Dr. White has a B.S. and M.S. from Yale and a Ph.D. from Stanford University.