Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

White Lab

Personnel

Want to join us? E-mail Elizabeth to learn more. Candidates for postdoctoral fellow positions should include a statement of research interests and experience and the names of three references. Rotation projects are available for graduate students in the Cell and Molecular Biology program and opportunities for undergraduates are sometimes available. 


Faculty

Elizabeth A. White (she/her)

Elizabeth A. White (she/her)
Assistant Professor of Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery

B.A. (Biochemistry And Molecular Biology) Dartmouth College

Ph.D. (Biology) University Of California, San Diego

Elizabeth is a virologist in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery and Microbiology at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. She was a graduate student in Biological Sciences at the University of California, San Diego, and a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School before moving to Penn in 2017. Her research interests are everything HPV. When she's not in the lab, Elizabeth enjoys hiking in the mountains and spending time outdoors in Philly.

 



Research Specialist / Laboratory Manager

Paola Castagnino

Paola Castagnino

B.S. (Organic Chemistry) University of Genoa

Ph.D. (Physiology) University of Genoa, National Cancer Institute

Paola joined the lab in 2021, bringing broad expertise in cancer biology and cell biology. She was previously the Technical Director of the UPenn Biomechanics Core Facility.



Postdoctoral Fellow

William Blakely

William Blakely

B.S. (Chemistry/Biochemistry) Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Ph.D. (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) Indiana University

Will joined the lab in 2020 after earning his PhD working on Toxoplasma gondii at Indiana University. He is working on host cell signaling pathways regulated by HPV E7 and PTPN14.



Graduate Students

Joshua Hatterschide (he/him)

Joshua Hatterschide (he/him)

B.S. (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) The Ohio State University

University of Pennsylvania CAMB-MVP graduate student, entered 2017.

NIH F31 Graduate Fellow

Joshua joined the lab in June 2018 and studies how PTPN14 degradation contributes to the HPV life cycle. Outside of lab, Joshua is an enthusiastic indoor and outdoor rock climber.


Joangela Nouel (she/her)

Joangela Nouel (she/her)

B.S. (Chemistry) The City College of New York

University of Pennsylvania CAMB-GTV graduate student, entered 2018.

Joangela joined the lab in August 2019 and is characterizing newly identified binding partners of high-risk HPV E7. She is interested in tumor virology and how viruses cause cancer. Joangela is a ballet dancer and practiced Olympic shooting. In her free time, she likes to watch TV shows. 


Daniel (Yong Hyun) Kim

Daniel (Yong Hyun) Kim

B.S. (Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology and Spanish) Emory University

Daniel joined the lab in June 2021, and is beginning research on how HPV oncoproteins alter host innate immune signaling.



Undergraduate Researcher

Ethan Burns

Ethan Burns

University of Pennsylvania Class of 2024

Ethan joined the lab as a Penn PURM student researcher in Summer 2021.