Jackson White, VHF Lyman Fisher Scholarship Recipient, 2016 and 2017

As a hemophiliac, I always felt that I had a special connection with biomedical science. So in college I decided to pursue a degree in biophysical chemistry at James Madison University. Upon graduation, I continued to grow my interests in the biomedical sciences by joining the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, a world-renowned genomics research institution. I am currently winding down my time at the Broad, as I’ve been selected to join the NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program this upcoming fall. Under the supervision of Dr. Brant Weinstein (NIH) and Dr. Ellie Tzima (Oxford), I will complete a doctoral thesis on the influence of mechanical inputs to gene regulation in lymphatic and vascular endothelial cells.

Over the years, the Virginia Hemophilia Foundation has provided immense support to me and my family. One great resource has been the VHF Lyman Fisher scholarship program. As my career thus far has revolved around academic enrichment, I couldn’t be more thankful for the support that chapter has given me and the emphasis they place on lifelong learning.