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Jason White, PhD


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Jason White, PhD


Jason C. White is the Director of the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, the oldest Agricultural Experiment Station in the country. In addition to managing the agency budget of $13 million and approximately 105 scientific staff, he has a research program of $5.1 million in competitive funding/research focused on food safety, defense, and security. Dr. White is the Managing Editor for the International Journal of Phytoremediation, an Associate Editor for NanoImpact, on the editorial board of Environmental Pollution, and on the Editorial Advisory Boards of Environmental Science & Technology and Environmental Science & Technology Letters. I am the Immediate Past President of the International Phytotechnology Society. Dr. White is also an elected member of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering, a member of the European Science Foundation (ESF) College of Experts, and a 2020 Clarivate Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher. Dr. White’s primary research program focuses food safety and security, with specific interests on the use of nanotechnology to decrease crop disease and increase the efficiency of agrichemical delivery, as well as on the broader impacts of nanomaterials on agricultural plants. Dr. White received his Ph.D. in Environmental Toxicology from Cornell University in 1997 and has additional appointments at the Harvard University TH Chan School of Public Health, the University of Massachusetts Stockbridge School of Agriculture, and Post University. I am also a Commissioned Official of the United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA).

Education & Training

  • PhD
    Cornell University, Environmental Toxicology (1997)

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