Michelle White

Michelle White, DVM
Translational Medicine Concentration
Faculty Mentor:  Adam Boyko

Current Position: Cancer Metabolism Post-doctoral Researcher, University of Wisconsin-Madison


PhD, Biomedical & Biological Sciences, Cornell University
DVM, Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University
BS, Biology, Harvard University


I am originally an Ohioan, but I spent the four years before Cornell in New York City as an internal consultant and retail analyst. Before that, I studied Biology at Harvard University. My research focus during my undergraduate training was on the population genetics of the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum in Dr. Daniel Hartl’s laboratory. I spent the year after graduation as a research assistant and lab manager of the Comparative Orthopedics Research Laboratory at The Ohio State University, and I was also able to spend time assisting at a small animal emergency clinic during that time.


My primary research interests involve genetics, including population genetics and behavioral genetics. I am also interested in conservation and nutrition.

At the Veterinary School, I have become involved with the Pathology, Animal Welfare, and Behavior Clubs. I also serve as the Vet School’s representative to the Graduate and Professional Student Association.

Career Goal:

I am in the Combined DVM/PhD program at Cornell, so I am open to exploring the many career options that combine clinical and research disciplines.

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