Roseann S. White, MD

Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences, Orlando
Scientific Oversight Committee Member, MDEpiNet


Background

Dr. White is the Associate Director and Professor at the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Central Florida. Dr. White’s research focuses on the determination of which proteins of grass pollen are responsible for allergic symptoms and the evaluation of those proteins for similarities and/or differences in structure with other pollen proteins. A detailed study of the sub-tropical pollen, bahia, a major cause of Type I allergy in the southeastern U. S., has already been initiated. Four allergenic proteins of bahia have been identified using isoelectric focusing, SDS-PAGE, and western blotting. The relationship of these proteins to other grass pollen allergenic proteins is under study.