Joshua White
Joshua White, Ph.D.
Senior Associate
Biomedical Engineering
  • Philadelphia

Dr. White’s expertise includes the execution of medical device retrieval programs that incorporates his knowledge of various biotechnological assays, tissue handling, and surface characterization techniques to evaluate devices. He is experienced in computational modeling and experimental testing to evaluate MRI safety and compatibility of medical devices and to recommend appropriate labeling. He has a background in microfabrication, tissue engineering, and assay development.

Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. White’s graduate work focused on fabricating multi-cellular and multidimensional tissue engineered constructs to analyze the effects of solid and fluid mechanical stresses on pulmonary epithelial cells. He also utilized novel multiphase liquid formulations to develop new in vitro biotechnology assays with novel capabilities. Dr. White’s Ph.D. work was leveraged into a new biotechnology company where he performed scientific development, market research, customer discovery, as well as conducted preliminary regulatory strategies. Through these experiences, he has extensive experience in biomolecular techniques and assays including cell culture, soft lithography, image analysis, Western blot, immunofluorescence microscopy, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), immunocytochemistry, and immunohistochemistry.

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2013
  • M.S., Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2011
  • B.S., Biomedical Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2009
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, 2010–2013

    Rackham Graduate Research Grant and Rackham Graduate Merit Fellowship, 2009–2011

    Hilldale Undergraduate Research Fellowship, 2009

    Meyerhoff Undergraduate Award for Leadership, Service, and Excellence, 2009

    Academic All-Big Ten Soccer Team, 2006

LANGUAGES

  • Spanish

Publications

Ong KL, Yun BM, White JB. New biomaterials for orthopedic implants. Orthopedic Research and Reviews 2015; 7:107–130.

Dixon AR, Bathany C, Tsuei M, White J, Barald KF, Takayama S. Recent developments in multiplexing techniques for immunohistochemistry. Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics 2015; 1–16.

Frampton JP, Tsuei M, White JB, Abraham AT, Takayama S. Aqueous two-phase system-mediated antibody micropatterning enables multiplexed immunostaining of cell monolayers and tissues. Biotechnology Journal 2015; 10(1): 121–125.

Frampton JP, White JB, Simon AB, Tsuei M, Paczesny S, Takayama S. Aqueous two-phase system patterning of detection antibody solutions for cross-reaction-free multiplex ELISA. Scientific Reports 2014; 4.

Frampton JP, White JB, Abraham AT, Takayama S. Cell co-culture patterning using aqueous two-phase systems. Journal of Visualized Experiments 2013; (73).

Douville NJ, Zamankhan P, Tung YC, Li R, Vaughan BL, Tai CF, White J, Christensen PJ, Grotberg JB, Takayama S. Combination of fluid and solid mechanical stresses contribute to cell death and detachment in a microfluidic alveolar model. Lab Chip 2011; 11(4): 609–619.

Park JY, White JB, Walker N, Kuo CH, Cha W, Meyerhoff ME, Takayama S. Responses of endothelial cells to extremely slow flows. Biomicrofluidics 2011; 5(2): 022211.

White JB. akayama S. Receptor differential activation and cooperativity better explain cellular preference for different chemoattractant gradient shapes in an EGFR system. Integrative Biology 2011; 3(10):1003–1010.

Book Chapters

Takayama S, White JB, Zhang C. Lungs-on-a-Chip. In: Inhalation Toxicology. S. H and K. SA. Boca Raton, FL, CRC Press 2015; 57–70.

White JB, Douville NJ, Moraes C, Grotberg JB, Takayama S. Chapter 10 – Microfluidic Approaches Toward Pulmonary Tissue Constructs. Microfluidic Cell Culture Systems. Bettinger C, Borenstein JT, Tao SL (eds), Oxford, William Andrew Publishing 2013; 247–278.

Hu Y, Bian S, Filoche M, Grotberg J, White J, Takayama S, Grotberg J. Flow and Sound Generation in Human Lungs: Models of Wheezes and Crackles. Fluid-Structure-Sound Interactions and Control. Y. Zhou, Y. Liu, L. Huang and D. H. Hodges, Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; 301–317.

Conference Presentations

White JB. Aqueous-two phase-mediated wound assay of epithelial cells cultured at air-liquid interface. Biomedical Engineering Society, Atlanta, GA, 2012.

White JB. Receptor differential activation and cooperativity can modify cell chemosensing. Microtechnologies in Medicine and Biology, Lucerne, Switzerland, 2011.

White JB. Applying multiple, independent chemical gradients to human stem cells in 3D culture environments. Biomedical Engineering Society, Austin, TX, 2010.


Prior Experience

Co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer, PhasiQ, Inc., 2012–2013

Contract Editor, American Journal Experts, 2012–2013

Lab Manager, Micro/Nano/Molecular Biotechnology Lab, 2010–2013

NSF Graduate Research Fellow, University of Michigan, 2010–2013

Academic Appointments

Tau Beta Pi

Phi Kappi Phi

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CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2013
  • M.S., Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2011
  • B.S., Biomedical Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2009
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, 2010–2013

    Rackham Graduate Research Grant and Rackham Graduate Merit Fellowship, 2009–2011

    Hilldale Undergraduate Research Fellowship, 2009

    Meyerhoff Undergraduate Award for Leadership, Service, and Excellence, 2009

    Academic All-Big Ten Soccer Team, 2006

LANGUAGES

  • Spanish