Cancer Biology & Genetics Program

The Richard White Lab

Research

Dr. Richard White
Richard White, MD, PhD

Zebrafish models of cancer

The zebrafish has emerged as a new model for studying cancer progression and metastasis. We have developed a transparent strain of zebrafish, called casper, that allows for single-cell imaging of how tumor cells interact with cells in the microenvironment. These cell-cell interactions play fundamental roles in shaping tumor cell behavior. Using a zebrafish model of melanoma, we use state of the art genetic engineering and high-resolution imaging to dissect these interactions. Our goal is to understand the mechanisms that allow tumors to successfully disseminate and take hold in new locations, which is the major cause of cancer mortality.

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Dr. Richard White

Richard White, MD, PhD

  • Cancer biologist and oncologist Richard White uses the zebrafish to dissect interactions between tumor cells and the microenvironment that promote metastasis.
  • Albany Medical College: M.D., Ph.D.
  • Yale New Haven Hospital: Internal Medicine Residency & Chief Residency
  • Dana Farber Cancer Institute & Massachusetts General Hospital: Medical Oncology Fellowship
  • Children’s Hospital Boston & Harvard Medical School: Postdoctoral Fellowship
whiter@mskcc.org
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Lab Alumni
Scott J. Callahan, PhD
Scott J. Callahan

Medical Director at Havas Health & You, New York, NY

Sara Fischer
Sara Fischer

Assistant

Emily Kansler
Emily Kansler

Senior Research Technician

Isabella Kim
Isabella Kim

Research Technician

Liz Perry
Liz Perry

Postdoctoral Fellow

Kajan Ratnakumar
Kajan Ratnakumar

Postdoctoral Fellow

Grant Robinson, BS
Grant Robinson

Graduate Student

Kelsey Temprine, BS
Kelsey R. Temprine

Graduate Student

Maomao (Xiang) Zhang
Maomao (Xiang) Zhang
Yan Zhang
Yan Zhang

Graduate Student

Milena Zimmer
Milena Zimmer
Lab Affilations

Achievements

  • NIH Directors New Innovator Award
  • Young Mentor Award, Melanoma Research Alliance
  • Young Investigator Award, American Association for Cancer Research/American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Young Mentor Award, Harvard Medical School
  • Outstanding Educator Award, Yale School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine

Open Positions

Postdoctoral position: Modeling metastasis in the zebrafish

The Richard White Lab at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to work on new zebrafish models of metastasis.

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Postdoctoral position: Pigmentation in the zebrafish

  The Richard White Lab at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to study how melanocytes interact with other cells in the microenvironment.

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Disclosures

Doctors and faculty members often work with pharmaceutical, device, biotechnology, and life sciences companies, and other organizations outside of MSK, to find safe and effective cancer treatments, to improve patient care, and to educate the health care community.

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Richard White discloses the following relationships and financial interests:

  • Consano
    Provision of Services (uncompensated)
  • N-of-One Therapeutics, Inc.
    Provision of Services

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