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Phillip James White

Assistant Professor in Medicine
Medicine, Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Nutrition

Research Interests


 Liver Related Projects:
  • Mechanisms of hepatic lipogenesis and gluconeogenesis.
  • Determinants of NAFLD status in Bariatric Surgery Patients. 
  • Defining the impact of heart failure on liver metabolism.


Heart Related Projects:

  • Metabolic determinants of cardiac function.
  • Role of hepatic metabolic alterations in heart failure pathogenesis.
  • Functional significance of acylcarnitine associations with cardiac outcomes.

Selected Grants


Mechanisms linking the Branched-Chain alpha-Keto Acid regulatory network to the pathogenesis of NASH

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2023 - 2028

Mechanisms Connecting Dysregulated Branched-Chain Alpha-Ketoacid Metabolism to Cardiac Dysfunction

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2022 - 2027

Leveraging glucagon activity to target hepatic steatosis, fibrosis, and inflammation

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by Merck Sharp & Dohme · 2022 - 2024

Quantifying Enteric Metabolism of Branched-chain Amino Acids in Relation to Other Dietary and Microbiota Nutrients

ResearchCo-Mentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2022 - 2023

Mechanisms linking the Branched-Chain alpha-Keto Acid regulatory network to the pathogenesis of NASH

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2023 - 2028

Mechanisms Connecting Dysregulated Branched-Chain Alpha-Ketoacid Metabolism to Cardiac Dysfunction

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2022 - 2027

Leveraging glucagon activity to target hepatic steatosis, fibrosis, and inflammation

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by Merck Sharp & Dohme · 2022 - 2024

Quantifying Enteric Metabolism of Branched-chain Amino Acids in Relation to Other Dietary and Microbiota Nutrients

ResearchCo-Mentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2022 - 2023

Mechanisms connecting dysregulated BCAA, glucose & lipid metabolism in the pathogenesis of metabolic disease

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2019 - 2023

Reshaping Liver Branched-Chain Alpha-Keto Acid Metabolism to Prevent Diabetic Cardiomyopathy

FellowshipPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by American Diabetes Association · 2021 - 2022

A New Homeostatic Mechanism for Metabolic Control

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by American Diabetes Association · 2016 - 2022

Collaborative Study on Biomarkers of Fatty Liver Diseases

ResearchInvestigator · Awarded by Pfizer, Inc. · 2017 - 2018

Manipulation of BCAA Metabolism for Therapy of Diabetes and its Co-morbidities

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by Eli Lilly and Company · 2017 - 2018