B.S., 2018, Pepperdine University
Advisor: Patrick Hearing
Email: Rachel.White@stonybrook.edu

Research Interests

Rachel graduated from Pepperdine University in 2018 with a B.S. in Biology. Rachel's previous research experience includes identification of the viral protein target of related classes of anti-enteroviral small molecule inhibitors and worked in a cell culture pilot plant at Amgen to collect data to inform the development of manufacturing procedures for biologics-producing cell lines. Rachel also has created a cost-effective teaching module for teaching undergraduate students the principles of flow cytometry that utilizes Staphylococcus aureus. Rachel would like to pursue research in the areas of viral vaccines, antiviral drugs, and viral therapies.

Honors and Awards

Outstanding Student in Biology 2018, Pepperdine University

Summer Undergraduate Research in Nutrition Grant, 2017, Pepperdine University



Select Presentations

White, R., and Hearing, P. (2023). Characterizing the Role of Cellular Protein TFII-I in Adenovirus Infection. Oral presentation at the DNA Tumor Virus Meeting, July 26-31, 2023. Montreal, QC, Canada.