Robert White

Biography of Robert White

Robert George White (1917-1982) was Gardiner Professor of Bacteriology at the University from 1963 until his retirement in 1980.

A graduate of Queen's College, Oxford and the London Hospital, White served as a Surgeon Lieutenant-Commander in the Royal Navy, 1945 to 1947. He was Freedom Research Fellow at the London Hospital, 1948 to 1952 and then an MRC Travelling Fellow at Harvard before returning to the London Hospital as a Reader in Bacteriology, from 1954 to 1963.

White was a distinguished immunologist who specialised in the study of antibody-forming cells in tissues and cells which take up foreign material. He introduced the study of immunology as a subject in its own right at Glasgow, introducing the degree course on the subject. In 1980 he retired to pursue his research in the Pathology Department at the University of Cambridge.


Robert White
Bacteriologist and Immunologist

Born 18 July 1917.
Died 17 September 1982.
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Occupation categories: bacteriologists
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Record last updated: 31st Aug 2016

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